Giveaway Winners!

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We love how excited you are about our awesome new Heat Wave Pen! We appreciate all of your comments, and enjoyed hearing how you would use the foil pen in your craft projects. While we wish we could give one to each of you, we can only give away one. So, the winner of the new Heat Wave Pen is…

 

This pen looks awesome perfect for fall and all the upcoming holidays. Would love to add a touch of foil to my cards. Thank you

 

Congratulations Jan Thomas!! Please send an email to alydosdall@gmail.com with “Heat Wave Pen Winner” in the subject line and we’ll get you your Heat Wave asap. Enjoy!

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Thanks for entering the giveaway for our beautiful new Wildflower collection. We’re so glad you like it! We randomly picked a winner from those of you who left comments, and that winner is…

 

Wildflower collection is so pretty! It has to be my fave for the moment….until you drop another one on us that is!! ;)

 

Congratulations Vicki T!! Please send an email to alydosdall@gmail.com with “Wildflower Winner” in the subject line and we’ll get you your collection asap. Enjoy!

 

**We are super thrilled about the blog calendar for next month and can’t wait to share what we’ve got planned. You’re going to love it, so be sure to come back on Monday to find out all about it. Have a great weekend, and we’ll see you then!**

New Release | Washi Wraps

As the holiday season approaches in the next few months, we’ve taken care of your packaging and gift giving needs with some new colors and styles of Washi Wraps!

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Grab this trendy kraft color wrap that coordinates with just about any envelope or gift box you’ve got! The all-occasion greeting make this roll super versatile.

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Speed up your holiday gift giving with this roll of washi wrap. You’ll get Christmas, New Year, and generic holiday greetings all rolled into one!

Remember to check in tomorrow to see who the winners of the Heat Wave and Wildflower paper collection are! Will one of them be you?

New Release | Crafter’s Shoulder Bags & Totes

We already have 360 Crafter’s Bags in beautiful two-tone stripes, but now we’ve got matching Crafter’s Shoulder Bags and Totes to complete your craft room storage set!

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With these new shoulder bags you’ll still enjoy the same dimensions and wonderful features as before, just in new styles! You’ll love the removable plastic accordion folder for storing paper, and how the shoulder bag conveniently fits over the handle of the 360 bag. The totes are also still the same size and high quality, allowing you easy access to your essential crafting supplies.

Tune in tomorrow for our final new release!

New Release | Wildflower

Introducing our latest paper collection, Wildflower! This romantic collection is perfect for late summer/early fall with its rich color palette, and includes beautiful botanical images with trendy watercolor textures and ombre effects.

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The papers in this collection come in 12×12 and 6×6 sizes. Some papers and embellishments are accented with shimmering gold foil, adding to this collection’s elegant feel.

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Decorate your projects with beautiful ephemera pieces, layered tags, leather bows, gold foil stickers and more!

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So, what do you think of our new Wildflower collection? Would you like the chance to win the collection for yourself?

We’re feeling generous today, so we’ll give away the Wildflower collection to one of you wonderful We R fans! If you’d like to be considered for this prize, leave a comment below telling us your favorite new release so far this month. Comments will remain open until Thursday, July 30th at midnight mountain time. We’ll select one random winner who will be announced on Friday morning. Please remember to check back to see if you won. Good luck!

New Release | Heat Wave

If you’re a fan of the foil trend, then you’re going to love our latest crafting tool! Introducing the Heat Wave Pen!! Easily apply foil to cards, scrapbook pages, home decor projects, and more!

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This precision foil applicator pen is battery powered so there’s no cord to tangle with, and a protective storage lid is included. You can easily see the project you’re working on using the handy light guide.

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The starter kit comes with the pen and five colors of foil. Foil can also be purchased separately in 30 sheet packs of multi-color, gold, silver, pink, blue, and red.

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Templates are sold separately that make foil application even easier. Just imagine the possibilities!

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We’re so excited about this amazing foil applicator pen that we want to give one away! If you’d like to be considered for this prize, leave a comment below telling us what you would create with the Heat Wave. Comments will remain open until Thursday, July 30th at midnight mountain time. We’ll select a random winner that will be announced on Friday morning. Be sure to check back and see if you won! Good luck!!

Coffee Filter Flowers Kids Craft

Good Morning, and Happy Summer, We R fans! Jen McDermott here, celebrating Kids Craft week with a fun activity you can do with your kids, neighbors, grandkids, nieces and nephews, whoever!  Maybe you’re like me and recently switched to a single cup coffee maker, and now you’re wondering what you’re going to do with all of those leftover coffee filters. Grab them, a few kids, and some washable markers, and you can get to work!

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It was a rainy afternoon, and the kids were  getting fidgety, so it was the perfect time to break out the craft supplies.  First, I spread out some paper to use as a “drop cloth” under the coffee filters. They do bleed quite a bit.  Then I passed out  a couple of coffee filters to each kid, lots of washable markers, and told them to create a colorful masterpiece.  They were loving it.

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Next, we spread out a kitchen rag and placed our coffee filters on top, and gave them a good, thorough spritzing with a spray bottle.

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My three-year-old wanted to help, so I filled up a baby syringe with water and let her squirt it out on her masterpiece.

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After you spritz down your filters, lay them all out to dry; you want them nice and crinkly for the next step.

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Now, you’re going to gather your dry filters, a Crop a Dile Big Bite, and a Flower Stem Kit.  Layer a couple of filters on top of eachother and and fold it up a bit in the middle, to give it some dimension.

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Then, take it over to your Big Bite, and punch a 3/16 hole right in the middle. What I love about using the Big Bite is that you can get right into the middle of your filters to punch easily. Next, grab your Flower Stem kit, and assemble your flowers with the parts in the kit.  I love that after I’m done displaying the flowers my kids made, I can reuse the parts from the kit to make a different flower arrangement with my Flower Punch Board.

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Arrange them in a cute vase (or mason jar or milk bottle!) and you are ready to go! A fun, rainy day activity to keep the kids busy! (And how pumped will they be that you are displaying their artwork in a fun way?)

What is your favorite rainy day activity to do with the kids? Share with us!!

 

Supplies:

Flower Stem Kit
Crop a Dile Big Bite
Precision Glass Cutting Mat

 

 

New Releases: Round 2

We are thrilled to share another round of HOT new releases with you today! We can’t wait for you to see our brand new tool, paper collection, and storage items–you’re going to love them. SO…without further ado, here they are!

Introducing the Heat Wave Pen! Easily add hand drawn custom foil accents to any paper craft project.

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Say hello to the Wildflower collection! Make cards, scrapbook pages, and more with gorgeous botanical prints, water color textures, and gold foil accents.

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Check out our new colors and styles of Crafter’s Bags! Keep your supplies organized and looking stylish with these new storage options.


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And finally, make your envelopes and packages unique with new styles of Washi Wraps!

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*****Be sure to stop by next week when we share more details and images of our new releases, plus enter to win some awesome giveaways!*****

Eleven Kids Craft Ideas

How many times have you heard it so far this summer? If the words, “I’m bored” are repeated all too often at your house then we’ve got some great ideas for you! Check out our We R blog roundup of 11 Kids Craft Ideas and you’ll have an easy remedy for summer boredom.

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To start off our kids craft roundup, we’ve got a darling Chalkboard Countdown created by design team member Jennie McGarvey. While this countdown is summer-themed, you could easily adapt it to fit any exciting event your kids are looking forward to, like a family vacation or the first day of school.

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Next up is a fun kids birthday party favor made from an origami favorite. These Fortune Teller Party Favors are not only a great way to serve up some sweets, but the kids will have fun playing with them after they’re empty.

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While this one was created for Father’s Day, this type of mini album is a great way to get kids involved in scrapbooking and paper craft projects. Letting them write their own journaling not only captures moments, it’s awesome to read it years down the road.

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Our 4×4 Photo Sleeves make for the perfect DIY Tic Tac Toe Game Board for any occasion. Simply fill the pockets with your favorite patterned paper and the die cut some 4×4 X’s and O’s with an electronic die cutting machine and place some repositionable adhesive on the back.

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Photo props add a fun atmosphere to any party, event, or boring summer day. =) And We R patterned paper makes your photo props even more fun!

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With our Shape Dies and 3×4 Card Punch this DIY Bingo Game came together easily! Use any shape die you want to create a fun game that will keep the kids busy for hours.

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Make Kids Craft Kits with any of our container template dies. Then fill them with pipe cleaners, pom poms, googly eyes, and other craft supplies. Your kids’ imaginations can run wild.

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Make your own Bingo Game by cutting markers with our Shape Dies. You can create a themed bingo game, or use basic shapes like circles, squares, or stars.

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Get ready for the Holidays by making a Mini Thankful Book that the kids can write in. Our 123 Punch Board makes perfect mini file folders that would work well for this project!

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Countdowns are super fun for kids, and help them keep track of dates they’re looking forward to. This Christmas Countdown was made with our Candy Box Punch Board. Simply swap out whichever patterned papers fit with your theme.

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Get the kids in the kitchen with a fun food craft–Hot Cocoa In A Bag. Fill food grade cellophane bags with hot cocoa mix, chocolate chips, and mini marshmallows, then top them off with a folded 4×6 journaling card and some die cuts.

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While some of these ideas may be seasonal, you can adapt most of them to fit any time of year. Try these crafts out with your kids or grandkids to beat summer boredom!

Cinch Sticker Book

Hello there We R Fans, Aimee here. Its kids week here on the We R Blog and I made a super fun and easy sticker book for my nephew. This kid loves stickers! He normally just uses a plain piece of paper to stick the stickers too. I thought how awesome would it be for him to have a book he could stick the stickers in and look at {rather than throwing away all those stickers and crumbled pieces of computer paper}. I think this project is a little above him to make since he’s 3 {he definitely could turn the handle on the evolution though!} but I think the older the kid is the more hands on they could be with this project! And I think all ages love sticker books. {Anyone remember Mrs. Grossman and Lisa Frank?}

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I used some paper from the Cake and Candles collection, Clearly Bold, Bazzill’s new adhesive foam sheets, acetate and smooth cardstock to create my cover and pages. I cut them all to 5×7 inches.

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I removed the backing from the Foam Adhesive and stuck a piece of Cake and Candles to the back.

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The foam sheets are a bit thick especially with cardstock stuck to the back, be sure to punch these by themselves when using the cinch {otherwise the sheet doesn’t go in far enough and the holes get punched wrong}

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I happened to have one of the Heidi Swapp’s memory Binder Embellishment Pouches. I punched it with the cinch and used it as the first page in my book to hold extra stickers.

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I used the 1-inch spiral binding wire to bind my book. I’m not gonna lie I was a little intimidated by this stuff. This stuff just twists into place! Seriously there is no binding that’s easier! To finish the binding off, simply bend the binding back onto itself so your pages don’t come off!

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Once I had my book together  {I alternated the cardstock, acetate, clearly bold & foam} I decorated the cover with Cakes and Candles Alpha block Stickers. Now for the fun part. I used the foam scraps to make stickers! Using my evolution and dies I used up every bit of foam for stickers!

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I even used some for titles on a few pages.

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The evolution makes cutting the foam sheets a breeze! Here are a few of my pages in action.

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I can’t wait for the next time Colten comes over and I can give him this book. Are you and your little ones making anything this summer?

 

Supply List:

Paper Collection | Cakes and Candles

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Stickers | http://www.wermemorykeepers.com/default.aspx?PageID=956&CategoryID=826&ProductID=14056&RootCatCode=08000

Clearly Bold | http://www.wermemorykeepers.com/default.aspx?PageID=956&CategoryID=830&ProductID=11951&ItemID=13609&RootCatCode=08000

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Cinch | http://www.wermemorykeepers.com/default.aspx?PageID=956&CategoryID=796&ProductID=12542&PPG=2&RootCatCode=08000

Spiral Binding | http://www.wermemorykeepers.com/default.aspx?PageID=956&CategoryID=796&ProductID=12523&ItemID=14181&RootCatCode=08000

 

Evolution Advanced | http://www.wermemorykeepers.com/default.aspx?PageID=956&CategoryID=828&ProductID=12654&ItemID=14312&RootCatCode=08000

Dies | http://www.wermemorykeepers.com/default.aspx?PageID=956&CategoryID=828&ProductID=12873&PPG=2&RootCatCode=08000

Nesting Stars

Amy Tan Die Set

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Bazzill Foam Adhesive Sheets

Heidi Swapp | Memory Binder Embellishment Pouches http://www.heidiswappstore.com/default.aspx?PageID=1005&CategoryID=845&ProductID=12886&PPG=2&RootCatCode=09000

 

Party Pocket Banner

Hello We R friends! Aly Dosdall here with you today to share a fun and super useful summer project you can make with the kids. One of my favorite things about the warm summer months is family backyard barbecues. And, of course, my girls and I love to use my craft supplies to decorate for outdoor entertaining, so today I wanted to share this fun and functional Party Pocket Banner with you using the new Denim Blues collection and the Banner Punch Board.

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Not only is this a fun piece of party decor, but each flag of the banner is a functional pocket where you can place utensils, napkins, straws or other essential party items for your guests to grab as they visit the food table. If you’d like to learn how to make one of these fun pocket banners, watch the video tutorial below. Enjoy!

Pocket banners are great for holding utensils at parties, or you could also fill it with small toys, favors or candy for your guests. Over the holidays they’d make awesome countdowns. There are tons of possibilities!

Supplies:

Banner Punch Board
Denim Blues Solid Paper
Denim Blues Multicolor Dot Paper
Denim Blues Pink Stripe Paper
Denim Blues Yellow Dot Paper
Denim Blues Mint Stripe