Valentine’s Day Cookie Bags

Hello there We R fans! Kimberly Crawford here. Besides having a passion for paper crafting, I love to bake! Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to bake tasty treats to give to loved ones and friends. The Goodie Bag Guide makes creating and customizing a bag to hold those yummy treats easy!

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The Goodie Bag Guide allows you to customize the size of your bags. Using the measurement guide that comes with the tool, I was able to determine how wide a bag I would need for my cookies. Realizing that I need a little more help, I traced one of my cookies onto paper and used the paper while creating my bags.

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The Ombre Glassine papers from the Oh Goodie collection are not only food safe, but lovely! I chose the red paper for this bag. On the bag, I added a couple of tags from the Crush Ephemera pack. For more color, I added a strip of paper trimmed from the Crush paper; Key To My Heart. The bag is closed with a Vintage Clothespin. So cute!

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The second bag was made and decorated the same, using more lovely supplies from the Crush line, and, who could resist using another Vintage Clothespin?!

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I saved my favorite bag for last. After making a few bags,  my mind began to wander to my favorite things; die cutting and embossing. Then I remembered my Next Level Embossing Folder with hearts!

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After creating and assembling my bag, I placed it in the embossing folder and ran it through my Evolution. I turned the setting to the thinnest paper setting on the dial. It embossed brilliantly!

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Take a look at the wonderful texture it added to the bag! I continued using more stickers and ephemera from the Crush line and added one more dimensional touch with a Decorative Paper clip. The arrow shape seemed fitting to add to a heart.

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What kind of treats do you like giving out for Valentine’s Day? What will you put in your Goodie Bag?

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Thanks for stopping by!

Kimberly

 

 

 

 

Supplies:

Goodie Bag Guide
Glassine Paper Pack-Oh Goodie! Ombre
Oh Goodie! Decorative Paper Clips
Oh Goodie! Vintage Clothespins
Crush Double Sided Card stock: Key to My Heart
Crush Double Sided Card stock: Crush Cards
Crush Die cut card stock Ephemera
Crush card stock stickers: Alpha, Words, and Icons
Next Level Embossing Folder: Dotted
Evolution

Valentine Card Set

Hello there! Tessa Buys here with a confession – I have a pretty big crush on my kids. One of my favorite Valentine’s Day traditions is to make them Valentines. This year, the Crush collection was absolutely perfect for the job!

Crush Valentine Cards by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers
The first step was to choose a die cut and/or stickers that I thought “fit” each person. With the big variety of stickers and die cuts in the Crush collection, you’re sure to find something just right – I didi! Next, I chose different patterned papers for each card in a red, pink and gold color palette.

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I love the gold foil accents in the Crush line, and to highlight them I added gold metallic thread. I used the same technique on each card. Before adhering the card fronts to their bases, I wrapped the thread around the card bases several times, securing each end with a little bit of tape.

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I used foam adhesive to attach the die cut pieces. The added dimension makes the cards more interesting and fun.

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When my oldest son was four, he called cupcakes “pupcakes”. One day while I was cleaning, he swaggered into the room with a top hat on his head and said – in his best British accent – “Hello, pupcake!” I nearly died of laughter and treasure that memory. That’s why his Valentine reads “hello” with the cupcake die cut.

Crush Valentines by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers
If you’d like to know the stories behind the other cards, you’re welcome to visit my blog. If you’ve got a crush on your kids like I do, be sure to consider the Crush collection for your Valentines. You’ll love working with it and your kids will love their cards. Have a great day!

Supplies:

Crush Patterned Papers – Twitterpated, Lucky in Love, Romance, XOXO, Love Defined, Hearts A Glow, Best Friends
Crush Die Cut Cardstock Ephemera
Crush Cardstock Stickers

Honeycomb Hearts Light Strand

Hello everyone!  Amanda here today.  I love Valentine’s Day parties partly because the décor is so easy.  Slap a few hearts on the walls and you’re good to go.  But this year, Valentine’s Day party décor can be kicked up a notch with some super fab We R Memory Keepers DIY Party supplies.

Honeycomb Hearts Light Strand by Amanda Coleman for We R Memory Keepers

I’m normally a traditionalist when it comes to Valentine’s Day party colors, but there’s something extra fun about the purples, yellows and greens in the conversation heart color palette.  The conversation heart colors on this honeycomb hearts light strand are festive and fun and will work for any Valentine’s Day party.

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The bright colors on these honeycomb hearts make them look good enough to eat!  Each bulb on the light strand has a little post that you wrap the honeycomb around making them fit perfectly.  The lights peeking through the honeycomb is so much fun!

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These honeycomb hearts require two pieces of honeycomb paper to make a complete 3D shape.  Trace and cut two hearts, with an opening in the middle for the lights, and adhere together.

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After you have adhered the two honeycomb sheets together, adhere a folded cardstock backing to both sides of the shape.  TIP: Let liquid adhesive dry completely before opening up honeycomb shape.  Your shape may be weird and wonky if you open it up while wet (trust me).  I also placed my hearts under a heavy object so they would be nice and flat.

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After the cardstock backing has dried, open up your heart and attach the two sides of the heart together.

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Mini paperclips are perfect for holding 3D honeycomb shapes together.  It only takes a couple to hold each heart together.  Plus, you can easily remove your honeycomb hearts and use them again next year.  Bonus!

Honeycomb Hearts Light Strand by Amanda Coleman for We R Memory Keepers

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Amanda

 

Supplies:

DIY Party Honeycomb Light Strand
DIY Party Honeycomb Pads 3”x8” Purple
DIY Party Honeycomb Pads 3”x8” Orange/Yellow
DIY Party Honeycomb Pads 3”x8” Green
DIY Party Honeycomb Pads 3”x8” Red

Conversation Heart Mini Piñatas | Video Tutorial

Hello there, and happy Monday morning! It’s Aly here with you today to kick off Valentine’s Day week. Our designers have created some gorgeous inspiration for Valentine celebrations of all kinds. You won’t be disappointed, so be sure to stop by each day this week for a new love-themed project.

I’m excited to share a fun Valentine party favor and/or craft with you today using the new DIY Party Mini Piñatas and Fringe Tape. Conversation hearts are a Valentine’s Day staple, and I thought that the Heart Shape Mini Piñatas would look super cute as giant conversation hearts!

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Use these as a fun party game, favor, or craft for a Valentine’s Day party at home or in the classroom. Fill them with confetti, small toys, chocolates, or…you guessed it–conversation hearts!

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Add some traditional conversation heart phrases with red alpha stickers, and you’re all set! Watch the video below for a full tutorial for this sweet project.

 

Supplies:

DIY Party Heart Shape Mini Piñatas
DIY Party Fringe Tape
Cakes and Candles Alpha Blocks Stickers

Organization Gallery Menu Planner

Hello, Chantalle with you today and I’m very excited to share my first project with you, using the beautiful new Honey I’m Home collection and an Organization Gallery box frame.

I love to cook, but my planning skills can sometimes be a bit poor. It’s so much easier (and far less time consuming) to know exactly what my family is going to be eating for the week, so I’ve come up with a useful and attractive way to use one of the frame as a menu planner with bonus hidden storage!

Organization Gallery Menu Planner featuring the We R Memory Keepers Honey I'm Home collection by Chantalle McDaniel

The box frame is a beautiful and stylish way to display anything from layouts to art, plus it opens, allowing you can easily change the item on display. I have taken advantage of the space inside and used it to store recipe ideas, notes and other bits and bobs.

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Let’s take a closer look at how it all came together…

It started with the actual recipes. I wanted to be able to change the meals easily, so I decided to use magnets to hold the pieces of paper onto my 12×12 base. Now I’ll admit to you that I really don’t like my handwriting (I’m sure I’m not alone on that one!) so for demonstration purposes, I have gone ahead and used my computer to set the text on the little cards. These are 2 inches wide and 4 inches long. I then popped these strips into my DIY Party tag punch and folded the tops over. I love the decorative edge and the way you get a bit of the B-side pattern peeking over onto the front of the tag.

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Now for the magnets… They were created using a selection of Honey I’m Home Veneer Shapes and Ephemera. I was really impressed with the quality of the Ephemera – very sturdy! I’ve backed them some little magnets which I bought at a discount craft store.

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One magnet went on the shape and other magnet went in the corresponding place on the base paper.

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How cute do my custom magnets look! The oven glove is my favourite.

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Meals can now be changed up easily with the magnets holding them in place.

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It’s said we eat with our eyes, so near the bottom of the planner is a little sleeve where I can pop something that looks delicious. This is simply a 4×4 Insta photo sleeve with the album ring punches cut off.

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Open the frame to reveal a clever hiding place for recipes that interest me, along with some post it notes and a shopping list notepad.

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The cute kitchen item shapes are just perfect for this project.

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There is also a little pocket where I can pop coupons, recipes cards and extra meal tags. Saving our favourites means I can easily grab it for use another time! This sweet box envelope was created using my 123 Punch Board.

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The shopping list is just some plain photocopy paper which I’ve bound using my Cinch. It was my first time binding on my own and I was really amazed at how easy it was. There is a pen attached to the pad with a bit of twine so it doesn’t get lost.

I’ve highlighted the post it notes with a frame from the Honey I’m Home Card & Frame kit. A perfect fit!

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Add a few bright pops like eyelets in coordinating colours.

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To finish my planner off, I’ve hung some kite string in case I want to hang it on the wall.

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Here it is in my kitchen bench. I love the way it has turned out.

Organization Gallery Menu Planner featuring the We R Memory Keepers Honey I'm Home collection by Chantalle McDaniel

Thank you very much for joining me today. I can’t wait to see what you create with the new Honey I’m Home collection and Organization Gallery.

 

Supplies:

Organization Box
Cinch
123 Punch Board
DIY Party Tag Punch
Crop-a-Dile

‘Honey I’m Home’ Collection:

Veneer Shapes
Ephemera
Puffy Stickers
Card & Frame kit
Accent Stickers
12×12 ‘Homemade’
12×12 ‘Moments’
12×12 ‘Here & Now’
12×12 ‘I’m Home’
12×12 ‘Light’s Out’

 

 

 

Honey I’m Home Gift Box

Hello, Shellye McDaniel here today with a warm and cozy gift box using the new Honey I’m Home Collection and the awesome 123 Punch Board.

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With the handy guide included on the 1 2 3 Punch Board, I set out to create a 4X4X3.25” box with an extra-large bow.  The “Here & Now” and “Homemade” Patterned Papers were trimmed down to 11”X11” and scored as instructed.  The boxes were assembled and now can be stacked together or given separately!

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From the “Family Ties” Patterned Paper, four rectangles measuring 3.5” X 2.75” were cut and corner rounded on the two bottom ends with the Corner Chomper.  I then used Memento Nautical Blue to ink around the edges.  The rectangles were adhered to the sides of the gift box.

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Before attaching the bow, I wrapped a piece of velvet ribbon around the box.

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The front was embellished with a layering of fun pieces from the collection: Veneer Shapes, Ephemera, Puffy Stickers and Accent Stickers.  To the oval veneer shape, I added the sturdy house ephemera with foam adhesive tape and then attached it to the box front with more foam adhesive.  The sentiment sticker was added along the bottom of the house and a pink puffy heart sticker graced the front door.

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The XL bow was crafted from a 1.5” strip of the “Family Ties” Patterned Paper.  The strip was cut into  8”, 4 ¼” and 3/8” pieces.  I followed the instructions for punching and assembling the bow and then adhered it to the top of the box.  For an extra bit of detail, one of the Ephemera buttons was stitched with thread and then added to the center of the bow.

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Again, you can create a single gift box or a towering set of boxes using different patterns of paper!  Mix ‘n match sizes too!

Supplies:

Honey I’m Home Family Ties Patterned Paper
Honey I’m Home Here & Now Patterned Paper
Honey I’m Home Homemade Patterned Paper
Honey I’m Home Ephemera
Honey I’m Home Stickers
Honey I’m Home Accent Stickers
Honey I’m Home Veneer Shapes
123 Punch Board
Corner Chomper

Honey I’m Home Banner

Hi there, Laura here. Since I am new here, you may not know, but I love making banners with the Banner Punch Board. They are so easy to make with the punch board, you can make one for any occasion.

Honey I'm Home Banner by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

The new Honey I’m Home line of papers and embellishments is adorable! The entire collection is perfect for any paper project you want to make for your home. This collection focuses on home, family and all the things we do at home. Today, I am going to show you how to make an adorable Honey I’m Home Banner that will work perfectly to hang above my kitchen window.

I chose papers that would work well in my kitchen. The great thing about using supplies from one collection is you can’t really go wrong in making everything coordinate.

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I started by trimming the papers that were going to be cut in a flag shape to 5.5 inches wide. Then, lining up the paper with the white vertical lines in the punch board, use the cutting blade at the top of the board to trim the bottom edges of the banner. Then trim those cut pieces to 7 inches long.

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Next I cut three pennant shaped banner pieces by lining up the top edge of the paper on the blue horizontal line to indicate 7 inches. This way, all the banner pieces will be the same length.

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Punch holes in top of all the banner pieces.

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Since the papers had a lot going on and were so cute just by themselves, I left all the pennant shaped banner pieces plain.

 

For the flag shaped banner pieces I created an embellishment for each one. The base of each embellishment was cut to 4 inches by 4 inches. The ‘Real Life’ paper had sayings on one side that were each already this size. I used one that said “our happy crazy busy family”. I attached it to the banner piece with adhesive foam squares. I used a circle Ephemera piece to add to the bottom of the square, again using foam squares to attach it.

 

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I used the same process of layering papers and Ephemera pieces with adhesive foam squares for the other two banner flags, as well. I like using Adhesive Squares on banners to give them some extra dimension.

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I used a light teal Ribbon to string the banner together.

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Because the papers are double sided, you can even reverse the banner!

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Supplies:

Banner Punch Board
Honey I’m Home Papers and Ephemera
Paper Trimmer
Adhesive Foam Squares
Ribbon

Honey I’m Home Layout

Hello there We R fans, Wendy Antenucci here today. I am so excited to join you here this year and bring you some inspiration with all the amazing products We R Memory Keepers produces!  Today I played with the Honey I’m Home collection and the Heat Wave.

Busy Creating Memories by Wendy Antenucci for We R Memory Keepers

This layout began with the idea of showcasing my small pictures with the Card & Frame kit included in this new collection.  The frames were a perfect size to nestle 2 of the small pictures inside and it still left plenty of room to decorate.

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With all of the frames on my page I chose a grid design to fit everything in comfortably, but I needed something to really dress up the layout so it wouldn’t be bland.  Welcome the Heat Wave tool!  I used this amazing tool to further embellish my blocks with a leaf pattern with a bold red color that was eye catching and helped to draw your eyes through the whole picture block.  You might also notice a thin gold line that I created with the Heat Wave giving my layout the “frame” that I love to add to my pages.

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To bring attention to my title block, which I fussy cut from a 4×4 card, I used the Heat Wave and flourish stencil to add some special touches and to ground all of my individual items on the layout.

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Designer tip: The Heat Wave is a great tool to add small touches to a layout without distracting from the basic design.

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Have you used the Heat Wave tool yet?  I am still learning all of its wonderful abilities, what are some of your favorite ways to use this tool?

 

Supplies:

Honey I’m Home 12×12 Cardstock
Honey I’m Home Ephemera
Honey I’m Home Accent Stickers
Honey I’m Home Veneer Shapes
Honey I’m Home Puffy Stickers
Heat Wave Starter Kit
Heat Wave 7×7 Stencil
Bazzill White Cardstock

 

Hello Sunshine Card

Hello We R fans, and welcome to Honey I’m Home week! We’re so excited about our latest paper collection, and we can’t wait to share some amazing projects featuring Honey I’m Home from our design team. Kimberly is first up with a darling card.

Hello there We R fans, Kimberly Crawford here. I love dies and embossing folders. They are such versatile tools that make paper crafting so much fun! Check out how I used both of them on this fun card!

Hello Sunshine Card by Kimberly Crawford featuring the We R Memory Keepers Honey I'm Home collection.

The new line, Honey, I’m Home, has darling papers and embellishments that coordinate and by adding in dies and embossing folders, I made a card that anyone special in your life is sure to love receiving.

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I started this card with the Phrase Strips Embossing Folders. I trimmed the 12×12 paper from Honey, I’m Home, Here & Now. I placed the paper inside the embossing folder and passed it through the Evolution. Using fine grit sand paper, I removed the embossed (raised) areas from the pattern paper, revealing the sentiment.

Designer Tip:  Use a circular motion when sanding off the raised areas of the paper. Also, turn your paper around and sand from the other direction to completely bring out the image.

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The inside of this card is my favorite part! Not only did I use the same embossing folder technique, but I added a fun interactive element to the inside using DIY Party Honeycomb Pads!

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To create the lightbulb on the inside of the card, I took one pad of the Honeycomb paper and traced the lightbulb image from Lightbulb Garland Cutting Dies onto the pad. Using scissors, I cut the image away from the rest of the pad. I traced the lightbulb image again onto a folded piece of card stock. I adhered the two pieces together, making it easier to insert inside my card.

Designer tip: when creating a honeycomb shape, be sure that the center of your object is over the edge that is sealed together.

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How fun is this card? My son thinks it is fantastic and cannot stop opening it! How have you used the dies and embossing folders lately? Be sure and share your projects with us on our Facebook page!

Supplies:

Phrase Strips Embossing Folders-Amy Tan Rise & Shine
Lightbulb Garland Cutting Dies
Honey, I’m Home
12×12 Paper; Here & Now, Lights Out, Growing Up,
Card & Frame Kit
Wood Veneers
Ephemera
DIY Party Honeycomb Pads, Sunshine
Evolution

 

 

Ruler Studio Monogram Photo Display + Winner!

It’s Friday, and we’re going to get the weekend started off right by announcing a winner! The winner of the Ruler Studio giveaway is…

I would use it with the lights and some hangers in my craft room. Wait, I want one in my living room with pictures…and another for my necklaces. LOL, I think I need more than one ;)

Congratulations! Please send an email to alydosdall@gmail.com with “Ruler Studio Winner” in the subject line. Include your name and mailing address and we’ll get you your prize as soon as possible.

Now, on to some more Ruler Studio inspiration!

Hey there We R fans, it’s Aly Dosdall here with you today sharing a fabulous way to get your photos out and on display in your home for you and your loved ones to enjoy. The new Ruler Studio is such a fun and versatile DIY project! You can create so many different things with it, but what really drew me in when I first saw it was what a fabulous photo display it can be.

Ruler Studio Monogram Photo Display by Aly Dosdall

I’m a scrapbooker at heart, and have plenty of albums on the shelves in my craft room. But I also truly believe it is so important to have some of your favorite photos printed and out on display in your home for you and your loved ones to see everyday. The Ruler Studio is a unique and stylish way to do just that! I have a small shelf in my craft room that I love to redecorate every few months, and it’s the perfect place for this project.

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I shaped my Mint color 9 inch folding ruler into an “A” monogram for Aly. Since the shelf my ruler monogram sits on is right above my scrapbook paper wall border which is bright and colorful, I kept my project fairly simple to not compete with it. I printed three photos of our family from a recent vacation and added them to some of the kraft color Picture Frames. Then I used the Natural String and Picture Clips to hang them on my monogram.

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I used the Natural String and DIY Party Pom Pom Makers to make some poms to hang on my monogram. I love the organic texture they add!

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One of my favorite things about the Ruler Studio is that you can easily change it up whenever you want. You can fold the rulers into a different shape, change out your photos in the Picture Clips, add a light strand, or adhere cards and ephemera to the rulers with the foam dots. In a few months I’ll be ready to repurpose this project into something new!

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So, what do you think about the new Ruler Studio? How would you use it in your home decor?

Supplies:

Ruler Studio Folded Ruler Mint 9″
Ruler Studio Natural String
Ruler Studio Picture Frames
Ruler Studio Picture Clips
Honey I’m Home Sticker Sheet
DIY Party Pom Pom Makers