Birthday Week: Invitations

Hello WR fans! Carrie here today to share with you a fun birthday invitation. Birthdays are always special and fun for your child, so here is a fun way you can get the birthday boy or girl involved in making it a bit more fun (that’s how simple these are to create!). These invites are super easy to make and you can actually make them with those scraps you are hanging on to. I made mine with scraps from WRMK Cakes and Candles line.
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First you are going to take your cardstock and cut it down to 5 1/2 inches by 11 inches. You will need 2 pieces cut in this size. Once you get those, score and fold them in half. Next you are going to cut on one side from your bottom corner on a diagonal to your center crease. Do this for both pieces of cardstock.
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After you get both pieces cut line them up and adhere together.
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Next fold each side over and adhere. Make sure you get as close to the bottom as you can since you will be inserting a removable invite in this pocket.
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Now the fun part…decorating! You can decorate these however you like, you can go simple, you can go fancy, however you decide to do them  just make sure you are having fun!
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As you can see, the invite fits right into the pocket and ready for the recipient to pull it out to find out where and when all the fun will be had!
For this project I used:
WR Memory Keepers Party Hat 12×12 Patterned Paper from the Cakes and Candles line
WR Memory Keepers Gift Wrap 12×12 Patterned Paper from the Cakes and Candles line
WR Memory Keepers Balloons 12×12 Patterned Paper from the Cakes and Candles line
WR Memory Keepers Cakes and Candles Wood Stickers

Spring Cinch Album

Hi everyone, it’s Traci and I’m back to share a Spring mini album with you today.  If you follow my blog, Artsy Albums, you know I’m crazy about minis.  They are my favorite project so I had a lot of fun creating this one.  For this little album I used the Hello Darling paper and embellishments, and The Cinch binding tool.  I also used some other We R Memory products that I’ll share as we go …

I’m a big fan of layers so I layered lots of goodies on the cover.  The ephemera die-cuts with this collection are wonderful so I paired a few of them with We R’s new sequins and alpha block stickers.

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For the first inside page, I used one of my favorite Lifestyle Crafts dies, Classic Doily, and layered on a few more die cuts.  I don’t envision a photo going on this page … just a pretty introduction to my album.

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On this page, I added a scallop photo mat that I embossed for a little texture. 

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…and then for this pocket page, I added a Raindrop border punch for some extra detail.  I tucked one of the 4×6 journaling cards from the collection into the pocket.

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Thanks for letting me share this spring-inspired mini with you today!  I hope spring and warmer weather are happening where you are soon!   I hope you’ll visit the We R Memory Keepers Facebook page and share your spring projects with us!

Traci

Supplies:

The Cinch Binding tool
Designer Book Board and White binding wire
Hello Darling paper collection and Ephemera Die Cuts
Hello Darling Enamel Shapes
White Card stock
Sequin Stickers
Alpha Block Stickers
2-edge Raindrop punch
Lifestyle Scallop Nesting Die
We R Memory Embossing Folder

Throwback Thursday: Spring Banner

Welcome to Throwback Thursday! I’m your blog hostess, Aly Dosdall, and I’ll be revisiting some of my favorite blog projects from past years every now and then on Thursdays. I think it’s fun to look at past projects with a fresh set of eyes–you can always find new inspiration and more current ways to interpret them. Plus, if you missed them last time around now you get to enjoy them!

Today I’m throwing it back to this lovely spring rosette banner from last year. I used lots of our dies and the Evolution for this and it just makes me happy.

The soft colors and shapes really emphasize the spring feel of this project. I used one of my favorite past collections–Chalkboard. Yum!

For more photos, details, and a full supply list CLICK HERE to see the original post.

And be sure to come back tomorrow for a gorgeous spring mini album by design team member Traci Penrod!

Spring Card

Hey WRMK fans! Kathy here breathing a sigh of relief that tax season is now officially over and I can concentrate on things I enjoy one hundred times more, like crafting! Today I have a card to share with you that includes a matching envelope that I made with the new 123 Punch Board and the colorful Hello Darling paper collection.

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Before I got my lot little hands on the 123 Punch Board I never made my own boxes and envelopes because I didn’t want to have to figure out all those measurements and score points! Thank you WRMK for making crafting more fun by taking the work out of these types of projects! And what’s more beautiful than a handmade card? A handmade card with matching envelope!

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Supplies:

123 Punch Board
Hello Darling Collection

Folded Butterfly Garland

My obsession with folded paper projects is no secret. I’ve shared a folded leaf garland, folded paper hearts, and a folded Easter egg frame. I just love the dimension and texture of paper folding. So, what’s next? Today I’m sharing a folded butterfly garland–a wonderful project for spring!

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It’s easy to create folded butterflies in any size for any project. If you’d like to create the same size butterflies as I did for this project, you’ll need a 6″ square, and a 5″ circle for each butterfly. Designer tip: this is a great project for your 6×6 paper pads. 

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Score your circle at every 1/2 inch. Rotate your square 45° (so that it looks like a diamond) and score it at every 1/2 inch. Then accordion fold both shapes, and hot glue the ends together.

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Press the folds together tightly and tie a piece of twine, ribbon, or craft wire around the center. Then pinch the sides together at the top and bottom and hot glue them to create a butterfly shape. I used florist wire and made antennae from the ends of the wire after tying the center of the butterfly.

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I punched holes in the wings of my butterflies and strung them together on a length of twine to make a garland, but you could use these for gift packaging, altered frames, cards, or other dimensional projects.

Supplies:

Trim and Score Board
Magnetic Circle Cutter
Crop-A-Dile
Baker’s Twine

Shabby Chic Spring Wreath

Good morning, We R fans! Jen McDermott here to share a super cute and very quick and easy project to help you decorate your home for Spring!  Best of all, this is a no sew, no glue, project, so you can whip it up during a nap time, or even while enjoying your morning cup of coffee!

I hate to admit it, but as of last week, I *still* had my Christmas wreath on my front door.  It’s just so pretty and sparkly, and not overtly “Christmasy”, but it still most definitely was NOT ushering us into the new Spring season, and really had outstayed it’s welcome.  I had an idea for a quick fix, and a little bit of spare time, so I whipped up this adorable shabby chic wreath to replace it!

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First, I looked through my fabric and paper stashes to find some paper and fabric scraps that would coordinate.  I settled on We R’s Little One paper pad, and some pretty pink and crème fabric.  Next, I grabbed a straw wreath that I had used  for my Fall décor, and some yardage of unbleached muslin.

Designer tip: I always keep a couple of yards of unbleached muslin hanging around.  It’s cheap,  it takes fabric paint and heat transfer material like a champ, and is a great workhorse for so many projects. I love that it gives a great “farmhouse chic” vibe while being a whole lot cleaner and easier to cut compared to burlap.

I snipped and ripped my fabric into about 2.5 inch strips, and wrapped them around the straw wreath, then secured the ends with stick pins.

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Next, I grabbed my Little One paper pad and my Pinwheel punch board, and made three pinwheels of different sizes to attach to my wreath.  I used my Crop-A-Dile and eyelets to secure the pinwheels, and stuck them to the wreath using more stick pins.  Then, I covered one of the eyelets with an enamel dot that drew in the blue from the fabric.

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Finally, I tied a muslin scrap around the top of the wreath as a hanger, and hung this pretty wreath on my front door.  Easy peasy!  I think it looks great, and is such a breath of fresh air to help us usher in Spring!

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What do you think? Do you have any fun Spring projects using our Pinwheel Punch Board?  Share them with us on our Facebook page; we’d love to see your creations!

Supplies:

Little One Paper Pad
Pinwheel Punch Board
Trim and Score Board
Crop-A-Dile
Enamel Dots and Shapes
Eyelets

Pinwheel Punch Board Winner!!

We’ve loved sharing our pinwheel projects with you this week, and we hope you’re feeling inspired to include some on your next paper craft project.

We also loved reading through your responses about what you would make with the pinwheel punch board, and we hope you’ll share your creations with us on our Facebook page.

Now…on to the fun part!  The winner of the Pinwheel Punch Board and Attachment Kit is….

 

I would make pinwheels formy little girl! I was so in love with pinwheels as a kid.

 

Congratulations Amanda! Please send an email to me (alydosdall@gmail.com), and I’ll get you your prize ASAP. Enjoy!

Pinwheel Layout

Hi there, Aimee here. I ‘m so excited to be sharing my very first layout for We R. Since it’s Pinwheel Punch Board Week I thought I would make a layout using a pinwheel as the main focus. I love layouts with dimension, and this layout definitely has some pop! I layered and nested lots of different embellishments from the Hello Darling Collection.

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I started off making a 12” pinwheel from the Hello Darling Collection. I folded each corner of the pinwheel to the center and adhered. I then creased the outer edge of each “blade” so it wouldn’t be so “floppy” on the page. Using some foam adhesive I placed my photo over the center of the pinwheel.

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I nested some Cork Stickers from Hello Darling under my photo.

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In the bottom right hand corner I nested and layered some Cork Stickers, Ephemera & Enamel Shapes, with some thread. I used some foam adhesive under one of the Ephemera Bits for added dimension and adhered the thread underneath.

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This really is a very simple layout to create, but thanks to the Pinwheel Punch Board my layout has a whole lot of pizzazz!

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Supplies:

Pinwheel Punch Board
Hello Darling 12×12 Radiant
Hello Darling Cork Stickers
Hello Darling Ephemera Bits
Hello Darling Enamel Shapes

Pinwheel Wreath

How are you enjoying Pinwheel Punch Board week so far? Are you feeling inspired by all the fun ideas? Are you excited to include some pinwheels in your paper craft projects?

I’m your blog hostess, Aly Dosdall, and I’m excited to share my pinwheel project with you today. I created a fun pinwheel wreath using my punch board, and I hung it on my craft room door to bring the feeling of the beautiful spring season indoors.

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You can use any kind of wreath base you’d like for this project, but I used a simple paper plate. I flipped it upside down and then cut out the center of it.

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Then I created about twenty 4″ and 5″ pinwheels, secured them with brads, and then hot glued them to my wreath base.

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I made sure to cover the base completely by layering the pinwheels, overlapping them, and placing them close together for a nice full look.

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To finish off my wreath I tied a length of grosgrain ribbon around the base for hanging.

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Thanks for joining me today. Be sure to come back tomorrow morning for an awesome pinwheel layout from Aimee Maddern, and then stop by in the afternoon to find out who won our Pinwheel Punch Board giveaway!

Supplies:

Pinwheel Punch Board
Farmer’s Market Paper Pad
Brads–Red, White, Yellow

Create Custom Gift Wrap with the Pinwheel Punch Board

Hello! My name is Jennie McGarvey and I am super excited to share with you my first project here on the We R Memory Keepers blog. I have created two fun ways to wrap gifts using the Pinwheel Punch Board that I think will give you some ideas how to do this for yourself!

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These have a playful look and are fun and easy to create, thanks to the Pinwheel Punch board. The instructions for this board are simple and easy to read, creating a simple and easy to create project! For the box topper I started with a 5 inch square and created the pinwheel itself. I decided to also add a little flair with curled paper! This was SO EASY! I trimmed a few strips of paper .5” by 12” and curled the ends around a pen. Then, I layered two in between the petals of the pinwheel. Easy and so fun! Once the pinwheel was complete, I went to work dressing up my basic box purchased at a party supply store. I trimmed two strips of patterned paper from the Cakes and Candles collection.

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Then, I adhered the patterned papers to the sides of the box. Once those were all secure, I adhered the pinwheel itself to the top of the box!

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I couldn’t let the fun stop there. I mean, what if you wanted a gift bag instead of a small box? I had to represent the ever popular gift bag!

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I started with a few patterned paper and some die cuts from the Cakes and Candles collection plus the pinwheel supplies. This time, I added in the straw as well. I wanted to keep the whimsy that the pinwheel with a long handle has. I simply trimmed down a piece of patterned paper to fit in between the handles, then layered on a strip of contrasting patterned paper plus a few die cuts! Time to create the pinwheel, which couldn’t be any easier! Then I attached the pinwheel to the straw and the straw to the gift bag! Yes, that is it!

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I love these gift wrap ideas because you get to use the whimsical pinwheel plus some of your paper crafting stash. You get a beautiful presentation plus something really fun! Make sure to share your favorite We R Memory Keepers gift wrap ideas with us on the We R Memory Keepers social media channels! We love to see what you are up to.

Supplies:

Pinwheel Punch Board
Pinwheel Attachments 
Cakes and Candles Patterned Paper
Cakes and Candles Die Cuts