Ice Cream Sundae Party Centerpiece

Hello WR fans! Carrie with you today to show you a very quick and easy way to dress up your table for your little one’s birthday. This centerpiece took me about 10 minutes to make so just think how much more décor you could make to really make your party come alive!

Ice Cream Sundae Party Centerpiece by Carrie Walz for We R Memory Keepers #parties #partydecor #DIYParty

So let’s get started and I will show you how the supplies below can turn into the fun ice cream sundae party centerpiece you see above!

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I found some cute little ice cream dishes at the dollar store and thought the WRMK DIY Party Large Honeycomb pads would make a super cute scoop of ice cream.  First I traced the dish onto the Honeycomb pad making sure I used the gummed side of the pad as my center. I then cut out my shape.

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Once I got that done I opened it up and used the AC Sticky Thumb Glue Stick and glued the back ends together creating a 360 degree shape.

For my cherry I used the WRMK DIY Party Pom Pom Maker.  I opened up both ends

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Wrapped my yarn around each end. The more layers you make the fuller your pom pom will be.

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When I finished that I closed the ends up and cut the yarn in between the arms of the pom pom maker.

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Once you finish both sides you need to thread a piece of yarn through the arms and make a tight knot, open both ends and pull the pom pom maker apart. (You may need to fluff and trim your finished pom pom .) I glued this on top of my scoop of ice cream using AC Sticky Thumb Glue creating a pom pom cherry.

My ice cream looked a bit plain so I used the WRMK  DIY Party Confetti Punch to create some “sprinkles” and added a few more embellishments and in about 10 minutes I had a cute centerpiece for my party table!

Ice Cream Sundae Party Centerpiece by Carrie Walz for We R Memory Keepers #DIYParty #parties #partydecor

Products used:

WRMK DIY Party:

Pom Pom Maker

Confetti Punch

Large Honeycomb Pad

AC Sticky Thumb Liquid Glue

AC Sticky Thumb Glue Stick

DIY Party Decor

We are so excited to share some amazing DIY Party Collection project inspiration with you today. This new line has such fabulous potential, and you’re going to love what our in-house team has created with it.

Recently our designers went all out for a little girls birthday party. They used the various papers and tools from the DIY Party Collection to dress up the walls, the table, the cake plate, the gifts, and more. Check out what this collection can do!

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Don’t you love those oversize balloons! So fun!

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Our designers made a pretty garland and some sweet party hats with the Pom Pom Maker.

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They used the Tag Punch to make bottle tags and utensil wraps. So cute!

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I’m loving this paper garland! No sewing involved–just punch several interlocking circles and you’re good to go.

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This Fringe and Score Board is genius! I’m thinking of all the things I can do with the time I’ll save scoring and cutting projects…

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Then our in-house designers wrapped a few gifts, put out some yummy sweets, invited a few darling girls in fancy dresses, and here are the results!

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Also, check out our YouTube video about this fun celebration here:

So, what do you think about our new DIY Party Collection? Makes me want to celebrate, how about you?

 

DIY Party Collection + A Giveaway!

Thanks for all your enthusiasm about the new DIY Party Collection! We love to read your feedback and comments. Today we thought we’d share some more details about this fun line and some project inspiration so you can get a feel for how fun this stuff is, plus we’re giving away some DIY Party goodies so be sure to enter at the end of this post.

First let’s talk about the amazing tools in this collection. These tools have been extremely popular at the trade shows where we’ve debuted them, and we think you’re going to love them! You’ll enjoy the traditional ingenuity and versatile functionality that you’ve come to expect from We R tools.

Quickly make poms in three different sizes with our Pom Pom Maker. These little guys are perfect for party decor, gift packaging, and kids crafts.

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Our Fringe and Score Board allows crafters to cut or score five lines at once in 1/2″ and 1″ increments, saving tons of time when making rosettes, lanterns, garlands, tassels, banners, fringe, and more.WR_DIYParty_2

Our new DIY Party Punches have made quite an impression, and we can’t wait to share them with you! Make custom paper circle garlands that interlock without using a sewing machine; punch your own custom confetti in two sizes (plus use the beautiful leftover negative design on your paper for another project); make three sizes of tags with one punch; and make two different sizes of decorative rosettes!
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Next, let’s talk about the paper in this collection. This paper is so fun! First we have basic 12×12 Cardstock Pads for making rosettes, lanterns, garlands, tags, and more.

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We also have Mylar and Tissue Sheets to take your paper creations to the next level!

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And finally (this one’s my favorite), we have Honeycomb Paper for making gorgeous 3D decor, cards, and more! This fun paper comes in large and small sheets, plus use the Honeycomb Stencils to trace and cut out various custom shapes–think snowmen, pineapples, Christmas trees, pumpkins, diamonds etc.

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Light up and hang your beautiful Honeycomb Paper creations with our Honeycomb Accessories.

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Of course, no party would be complete without balloons! And at 3 feet in diameter our Oversize Balloons will make a BIG impression at your next event or celebration. (Sorry–couldn’t help myself there.) Decorate these with fringe made from our Fringe and Score Board, or fill them with custom made confetti with our Confetti Punch!

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**Now, would anyone like to win a DIY Party Collection Grab Bag?? I thought so. =) If you’d like to be considered for this giveaway leave a comment below telling us what event or celebration you would use the DIY Party Collection for. Comments will remain open until Thursday, October 1st at midnight mountain time. A random winner will be selected and announced on Friday, October 12th. Share this awesome giveaway with your friends, and remember to check back to see if you won. Good luck!**

Winners!

Thanks to everyone for entering our new release giveaways last week! We loved reading through your Template Studio and Letterpress Ink Pad project ideas. We’ve selected two random winners, and they are…

 

Template Studio Starter Kit + Holiday Designer Poster Board

This is perfect for handmade holiday gifts for my child’s teachers!

Letterpress Kit + Letterpress Ink Pads

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I’ve been eyeing the Letterpress Kit. I would make my own christmas cards this year if I won. Thanks for the chance to win.

 

Congratulations ladies! Please send an email to alydosdall@gmail.com with “Template Studio Winner” or “Letterpress Winner” in the subject line. Please include your full name and shipping address. Thanks, and enjoy!

Fall New Releases: Part 2

So, what do you think of the fall new releases we’ve shared with you so far? Are you ready to see some more? Awesome! You are going to love what we have to share with you today! We’ve got a lot of exciting goodies to show you, so let’s get started.

12×12 Linen Albums

You already know we offer the industry’s highest quality and most popular leather albums, but now you can enjoy albums with the same high quality and style, plus the added texture of linen fabric.

12x12 Grey Linen Album from We R Memory Keepers #scrapbook #scrapbooking

12x12 Natural Linen Album from We R Memory Keepers #scrapbook #scrapbooking

12x12 Black Linen Album from We R Memory Keepers #scrapbook #scrapbooking

FUSEables

The Fuse is a favorite tool among crafters of all kinds, and we’ve got a ton of new releases for our Fuse fans! Check out all the fun you can now have with this awesome tool! We’ve got new Instax Waterfall Sleeves, Keepsake Pockets, Clear Sheets, Storage, Decorative Tips, Card and Banner Kits, Paper Pads, and more.

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DIY Party Collection

Calling all DIY-ers, makers, and party-lovers! Have we got some exciting news for you! This collection is amazing, and includes everything you need to create your own custom decor, invitations, and favors for any and all celebrations. Check it out!

The new DIY Party Collection from We R Memory Keepers #diyparty #wermemorykeepers

Easily make custom rosettes, paper garlands, confetti, and 3 sizes of tags with our new punches!

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Score your rosettes and cut fringe with our Fringe and Score Board; make Custom Pom Pom’s in three sizes with the Pom Pom Maker.

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Pump up your party decor with oversized balloons in four neutral colors.

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Make rosettes, garlands, invites, place cards, and more with our mylar, tissue, and cardstock paper pads.

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Make gorgeous 3D creations with our Honeycomb Paper. It comes in large and small sizes, and plenty of happy colors. The creative possibilities are endless with his fun paper!

The new DIY Party Collection from We R Memory Keepers #diyparty #wermemorykeepersUse our new Honeycomb Stencils to trace and cut out festive shapes in tons of sizes. Plus you can beautifully display your creations with our Honeycomb Lights and Hangers.

Well, that’s all we’ve got for you today. Be sure to join us over the next two weeks when we share more details about these exciting new releases, and host some awesome giveaways! See you then, and enjoy your weekend!

 

 

Guest Designer Rebecca Fellows

We’re pleased to welcome Rebecca Fellows as our guest designer on the blog today! Rebecca is joining us for our Friends of We R week, and created some amazing decor projects using some We R tools, and the beautiful Home+Made collection by Jen Hadfield for Pebbles Inc, our sister company. Take some time to enjoy Rebecca’s projects, and then get to know her a little better at the end of the post. You can see more of Rebecca’s work and keep up with her on her social media accounts here:

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Hello!  I’m Rebecca Fellows and I’m so happy to be guesting here on the We R blog today!  Here’s a little background on my projects: When my daughter moved out a couple of years ago I inherited (read: took over!) her bedroom as my craft room.  I wanted to do a gallery/inspiration wall but I am a SLOW decorator so I’ve been adding to the wall a little at a time as I’ve found things I think will work.  As serendipity would have it, I got to work with Jen Hadfield’s Home+Made collection and the colors were EXACTLY the color scheme I had already started in my craft room!  I might have jumped up and down a little and suddenly I was inspired to complete my inspiration wall.  I’d love to show you what I’ve made!

My first project is a perpetual birthday clipboard calendar.  I found a fabulous and free printout from lemonthistle.com. I printed the calendars out on white card stock then cut them to size and adorned the bottoms with strips of patterned paper from the collection.

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I received the 1-2-3-Punch Board in my box and let me tell you, once you start using it, you won’t want to stop!  I decided to use the Punch Board to make some bows.  I made an XS bow to add a little somethin’ somethin’ to the gold clip.

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Then to add a final decorative element to the fun gold-striped clipboard, I cut other patterned papers to various sizes and adhered them directly to the clipboard.  I added a strip of the scalloped gold glitter tape and my calendar is ready to be added to my wall!

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My next project was to dress up my corkboard with a bow garland.  This time I used the measurements on the Punch Board to make 5 medium bows.  I could give you a tutorial about making bows with the 1-2-3 Punch Board but why re-invent the wheel when Aly has a terrific video tutorial?  You can check it out here.

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And here it is at home on the corkboard.

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I had pictured having a pennant garland on my wall as well and lo and behold, a perfect set of dies was included in my box as well!  I tell ya, serendipity!  Let me show you my finished gallery/inspiration wall before I share my last project with you. (Notice the UPLIFT framed art.  The background paper and gold letter stickers are from the Home+Made collection as well!)

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Now last but not least, because I am a card maker at heart, I had to break out the stamp set, do some fussy cutting from one of the amazing floral papers and make a card.

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Remember how I said that glitter tape was already sticky?  I just punched three little circles with one of my We R Power Punches to add a final touch of glitter to this fun and flirty card.

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I loved working with the 1-2-3 Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers and the Home+Made collection by Jen Hadfield and Pebbles.  I hope I’ve inspired you to make your craft space beautiful.

 

REBECCA’S BIO:

I am a wife, mom and grandma who has been paper crafting for about 20 years.  When I’m not in my craft room, you can find me playing games and building new traditions with my family or watching DIY shows and British period dramas with my hubby.

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That’s like asking which of my kids I like the best! LOL  But if I had to choose, I would pick either the Envelope Punch Board or the Gift Box Punch Board.  I’ve used those a lot!

REBECCA’S FAVORITE SCRAPBOOKING/PAPER CRAFT TIP:

I think I would say don’t stress if you lose your crafting mojo.  That happens to everyone from time to time.  That’s a signal to switch gears and give that part of your brain a rest.  I promise, your mojo will return as strong as ever when the right inspiration hits!

 

Thanks for joining us today Rebecca, and for sharing your beautiful craft room decor projects!

Summer Memories Cinch Mini Album

Good morning, fans of WeR! Jen McDermott here, and I’m super pumped to share a project I made for Friends of WeR week! I LOVE the Crate Paper collection that I got to use, Poolside, and had so much fun layering on the embellishments for my fun summer album!

Summer Mini Album made using the We R Memory Keepers Cinch binding tool by designer Jen McDermott #wermemorykeepers #thecinch

I went with a 6×6 album size, so that it would be easy to cut up my 12×12 paper for the album. 6×6 is also a great mini album size; it fits nicely in the hand and is easy to display. I covered two pieces of WeR 6×6 Book Board with Poolside paper, and cut and arranged the rest of the album papers. Then, I bound the album using the Cinch and some spiral binding wires!

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What I love about doing Cinch mini albums is you can have layers and layers of thick embellishment and texture, and you don’t have to worry about fitting the pages into an album sleeve.  It all lays pretty flat, even with 3D embellies!

Summer Mini Album made using the We R Memory Keepers Cinch binding tool by designer Jen McDermott #wermemorykeepers #thecinch

I’ll share a few of the pages in my album with you. I created this album to document a super fun summer we had a couple of years ago. The kids were in swim lessons, we took a vacation to Table Rock Lake…lots of great poolside and lakeside memories that would be great for this collection. What I LOVE about Crate Paper, besides the vintage feel of their collections, is just how many embellishments they make to complement each collection! I was in embellie heaven and had fun layering on the Layered Embellishments, Chipboard and Thickers! (not to mention the Wood Veneer, Standouts, and on and on!!)

Summer Mini Album made using the We R Memory Keepers Cinch binding tool by designer Jen McDermott #wermemorykeepers #thecinch

This collection was fabulous for cute pics of my daughter—there are beautiful florals and lots of pinks….very versatile!

I also grabbed my Envelope Punch board before Cinching, and made this envelope for holding ephemera collected over the summer, like ticket stubs and receipts of cool stuff we did—stuff that usually gets scattered about and lost.  I decorated the front, and when you flip it over, voila! Envelope!

Summer Mini Album made using the We R Memory Keepers Cinch binding tool and the Envelope Punch Board by designer Jen McDermott #wermemorykeepers #thecinch #envelopepunchboard

Some of my favorite pages in the album are pics of my kids at the pool and the lake.  There were SO MANY embellishments and fun themed paper.

 

Summer Mini Album made using the We R Memory Keepers Cinch binding tool by designer Jen McDermott #wermemorykeepers #thecinch

Summer Mini Album made using the We R Memory Keepers Cinch binding tool by designer Jen McDermott #wermemorykeepers #thecinch

So. Much. Fun.  The cinch is such a great tool to have handy when you want to document more than a scrapbook page, but less than a full album. And for when you want to add lots and lots of layers.

Summer Mini Album made using the We R Memory Keepers Cinch binding tool by designer Jen McDermott #wermemorykeepers #thecinch

Now that summer is over, how are you documenting your summer memories this year?

Supplies:

Cinch Spiral Binding Wires
Cinch Book Board
Cinch Wire Cutters
Cinch Book Binding Tool
American Crafts Sticky Thumb Adhesive Runner
Crate Paper Poolside Double Sided Cardstock
Crate Paper Poolside Thickers (Phrases)
Crate Paper Poolside Thickers (Navy)
Poolside Embellishments

Dear Lizzy Card with Matching 123 Punch Board Envelope

Hey there We R friends, Aimee here sharing a super fun card! It’s Friends of We R week and I got to use Dear Lizzy’s Fine & Dandy! I was so super excited for this assignment, and the fact that I got to use this collection. I think is one of my favorite lines from Dear Lizzy.

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I wanted to give my card some dimension, so I selected this striped paper and cut the stripes apart. I then glued the strips to my card base using the new glue stick from Sticky Thumb.

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After all my strips were glued onto my card base, I zig zag stitched on the cut marks. {I could have saved myself time and hassle if I had just glued the paper to my card base AND then sewn the zig zag, but I like to complicate things!}

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I finished up my card by layering some stickers {I used some foam adhesive on the “dream big”} and used these fabulous gold Thickers.

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And of course I needed to make a matching envelope with my 123 Punch Board. So I found this piece I liked from the Fine & Dandy collection.

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Isn’t that envelope cute! I love the simplicity of the light blue stripes on the outside and the bold colorful polka dots on the inside!

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I’m sure this card would brighten up any ones day!

What’s your favorite Friends of We R collection?

 

Supplies:

We R 123 Punch Board
Sticky Thumb Glue Sticks
Dear Lizzy’s Fine & Dandy:
Card Paper
Envelope paper
Thickers
Stickers

Banner Punch Board Fall Wreath

Welcome to Friends of We R Week! This week we’ll be featuring paper collections from some of our sisters companies here at American Crafts, along with our favorite We R tools. We hope you find some helpful project inspiration. Enjoy!

Hello!  Jennie McGarvey here and I’m excited to share with you how I took a simple embroidery hoop and some We R Memory Keepers punch boards to create a fun fall themed wreath. Let’s take a look!

Banner Punch Board fall wreath by Jennie McGarvey for We R Memory Keepers. #bannerpunchboard #falldecor

I took my favorite tool, the Banner Punch Board and punched some 6” and 4” banners from a few sheets of paper from the Amy Tangerine Rise and Shine collection.  I chose papers that have a fall-ish feel to create a wreath that ushers out summer and welcomes in fall.

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Once I had all the pieces easily cut out (love that punch board!  makes creating banner so simple!) I adhered them to the embroidery hoop.

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Now, it’s time to embellish the wreath!  Because my over all style is simple, that is what I wanted to do with my wreath.  This way, it would fit the overall feel of my home.   The first embellishment is to create a kraft bow using the 1 2 3 Punch Board.  This was perfect for creating a bow to make the wreath feel more finished.

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To add embellishing, I took a few basic pieces from the Rise and Shine collection. The THICKERS STICKERS were the perfect item to make it feel festive and polished, but I also used the Layered Tags, the Wood Veneer Tags and the Alyx Thickersjenniemcgarvey_friends6

I simply layered the elements all together and voila!  The wreath is complete using a simple embroidery hoop + tools and embellishments.  That’s it!

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Banner Punch Board fall wreath by Jennie McGarvey for We R Memory Keepers. #bannerpunchboard #falldecor

Banner Punch Board fall wreath by Jennie McGarvey for We R Memory Keepers #bannerpunchboard #falldecor

SUPPLIES:

Banner Punch Board
Amy Tangerine Rise and Shine collection
THICKERS STICKERS
Layered Tags
Wood Veneer Tags
Alyx Thickers

Letterpress Ink Pads + A Giveaway!

Today we’re sharing some more details about the new Letterpress Ink Pads we announced this week. Letterpress is an elegant method of printing that not only adds color to your paper, but also adds depth by debossing the design into your paper.

Letterpress recipe card set by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers #letterpress #wermemorykeepers #DIYrecipecards

The results are stunning, but cleaning up all the resin ink after you’re finished printing can take some time. With the new ink pads you can easily ink your letterpress plates either by rolling a brayer over the ink pad and applying it to the plate, or by turning your ink pad upside down and applying the ink directly onto the plate.
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We’ve got eight beautiful colors, including some that are perfect for the upcoming holiday season. The ink pads are juicy, providing excellent coverage. Plus, (and this is my favorite part) they’re so easy to use! I recently created a thank you card that I shared here on the blog using the ink pads, and I shot a video demonstrating the process. Take a peek below to see the magic!

We think these Letterpress Ink Pads are so genius that we’d like to giveaway an assortment of ink pads PLUS a Lifestyle Letterpress Kit to one of you wonderful blog readers.

We R Memory Keepers Lifestyle Letterpress Kit available at www.wermemorykeepers.com #letterpress #wermemorykeepers

**If you’d like to be considered for this giveaway, please leave a comment below telling us what you would make the the letterpress kit and the new ink pads. Comments will remain open until Thursday, Sept 24 at midnight mountain time. We’ll select a random winner that will be announced here on the blog on Friday, September 25th. Good luck, and don’t forget to check back to see if you won!**