Halloween Project Roundup

Are you all set for the big day tomorrow? Do you have your candy and costumes ready? How about your Halloween decor and crafts? If you still need a little last minute inspiration, we’ve put together an awesome roundup of past Halloween themed blog projects that we think you’re going to love!

We R Memory Keepers Halloween Project Roundup #halloween #halloweencrafts #halloweenroundup

Envelope Punch Board Halloween Brag Book

Envelope Punch Board Halloween Brag Book #wermemorykeepers #halloween #envelopepunchboard

Envelope Punch Board Halloween Brag Book #wermemorykeepers #halloween #envelopepunchboard

Halloween Traditions Scrapbook Layout

Halloween Traditions Scrapbook Layout by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers #halloween #scrapbooking

DIY Halloween Memory Game

DIY Halloween Memory Game by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers #3x4cardpunch #halloweenkidscraft

DIY Halloween Memory Game by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers #3x4cardpunch #halloweenkidscraft

Halloween Cupcake Liners and Toppers

Halloween Cupcake Liners and Toppers by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers #evolutionadvanced #halloweenparty

Halloween Transformations Scrapbook Layout

Halloween Transformations Scrapbook Layout by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers #halloween #scrapbookpage #scrapbooking

Halloween Candy Boxes

Halloween Candy Boxes by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers #halloweencrafts #halloweenparty

Chalkboard Halloween Countdown

Chalkboard Halloween Countdown by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers #halloweencrafts #halloweencountdown

Halloween Costumes Mini Album

 

Halloween Costumes Mini Album by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers #halloween #minialbum #thecinch

Halloween Banner

Halloween Banner by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers #halloween #halloweendecor

We hope this Halloween roundup has inspired you, and that you have a wonderful time tomorrow celebrating with family and friends. See you next week!

Pom Pom Halloween Garland

Hi All, Aimee here to share my new favorite craft! The Pom Pom Maker.  This by far is so so fun. And so so easy, I thought I would make some Halloween décor with it.

Pom Pom Halloween Garland by Aimee Maddern for We R Memory Keepers #halloween #DIYParty #wermemorykeepers

A few months ago I was traveling through Salt Lake City, and made a detour to go visit American Crafts. While there I saw a package with pom pom makers and I was fit to be tied, tied with yarn that is. I could not wait for this release! A few weeks later I was at home and received my DT package from WE R and I saw the pom pom maker in the package. Let’s just say it was a good day.

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Ok so this tool is so easy to use, I broke it into 10 steps for you!

 

  1. start wrapping yarn {or your choice of media} around the blue half moons, no need to tie, just wrap
  2. wrap as much as you want, the more you wrap the fuller and fluffier your pom pom will be
  3. cut your yarn, close the moon, and repeat on the other side
  4. cut a scrap piece of yarn approx. 3-4 inches
  5. with the moons closed, snip the yarn
  6. use the scrap piece of yarn to wrap around the cut yarn and cinch it tight, as tight as you can without breaking the yarn, then tie a knot
  7. pull the moons out
  8. then pun the pom pom maker from the pom pom
  9. snip the tails, and any yarn that’s too long
  10. roll and fluff

 

Congrats! You are a master of the pom pom maker

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To string the pom poms I have 2 methods.

 

  1. String a needle with yarn and slip needle through the middle of pom pom OR
  2. Push yarn through the middle of pom pom barbarically, you might risk mutilating your pom pom, but I have done this method in a pinch AND it works!

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I seriously have an obsession with the pom pom maker, and pom poms may have taken over my house SPOOKY I know!

Pom Pom Halloween Garland by Aimee Maddern for We R Memory Keepers #halloweencrafts #DIYParty #wermemorykeepers

What will your first project be with the pom pom maker?

 

Product Used

Pom Pom Maker
Scissors

 

DIY Halloween Matchbook Mini Album

Hey there crafty friends! It’s Aly here again to share a fun and easy DIY Halloween Mini Album with you using some of my favorite new We R tools, along with some old stand-bys. We’ve created a tradition at our house of trying on our Halloween costumes a few days before the big day to see how they look, and so I get a chance to take some good photos in full light and under ideal circumstances. This has been such a stress reliever! Now I can enjoy the festivities on Halloween night just as much as everyone else without worrying about getting the perfect photos before it’s all over.

I just took some photos of my youngest daughter all dressed up as Mavis from Hotel Transylvania, and decided to make a simple matchbook mini album to store them using the Template Studio and some black glitter Designer Poster Board as my base.

DIY Halloween Matchbook Mini Album by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers #templatestudio #halloweencrafts #minialbum

DIY Halloween Matchbook Mini Album by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers #templatestudio #halloweencrafts #cropadile

To create this 3×4 inch album I cut a 3″ x 9″ strip from a piece of black glitter Designer Poster Board using the Template Studio. Poster board makes a great mini album base since it’s sturdier than cardstock, but not quite as stiff as some chipboard can be.

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Then I used my Trim and Score Board to score lines at 3 5/8″, 3 3/4″, 7 3/4″ and 7 7/8″. You can trim a bit of extra off the left end if you’d like to leave more room to see your photos once the album’s assembled.

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To create the inside pages for the album, I trimmed five pieces of black glitter Designer Poster Board to 2 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ so they’re slightly smaller than the cover. Next, I rounded the corners of my cover and inside pages with my 1/4″ Corner Chomper, and then punched 1/8″ holes in the bottom of the inside pages, and in the bottom front flap of the cover with my Crop-A-Dile.

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I added my 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ photos to the inside pages using adhesive dots. They stick well to the glitter on the poster board. ( I added my photos after punching the holes, but I recommend adding them before you punch the holes so you don’t have to punch twice.) I used some Dear Lizzy roller stamps to add journaling, and then die cut the stamped phrases to create labels for each photo. Then I added a few gold Sequin Stickers to finish off my album pages.

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I place brads into the holes of the bottom front flap, and then into the holes of the inside pages to bind the album. Since the brads don’t go through the back of the album, the prongs are hidden, keeping the album neat and tidy. Finally, I embellished the front of the album with some shapes that I die cut with my Evolution Advanced from some of the new DIY Party Double Sided Paper Pad. I added a few black Sequin Stickers, and stamped the date as my title with a Heidi Swapp roller stamp.

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This little matchbook mini is easy to make and oh-so-fun! It perfect for showcasing Halloween, birthday, or holiday photos. It would make a great gift album as well.

Supplies:

Decorative Poster Board (black glitter)
Template Studio Starter Kit
Trim and Score Board
Corner Chomper
Crop-A-Dile
Evolution Advanced
Bat and Moon Punch Die
Albums Made Easy Dies–Instagram, Banners
Sequin Stickers–Black, Gold
Roller Stamps–Dear Lizzy, Heidi Swapp
Sticky Thumb Adhesive Dots
black ink pad
brads
foam squares

Halloween Card

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Hello there!  Jennie McGarvey here and today I have a Halloween card to share with you today.  This one has so many different techniques compiled into one card. This card appears simple on the surface until you look a little deeper.

I started with just a simple sheet of smooth white cardstock to fit perfectly on my kraft card base.  Then, I took the Heat Wave Tool + a silver foil sheet + the Flourish stencil and dressed up the corners of the card.  This simple detail makes everything feel just a bit more dressed up.

I couldn’t stop there!  The white card stock needed something else.  Enter my Evolution Advanced and the Geometric Next Level Embossing Folder to add just the right amount of dimension and texture!  Add some foam adhesive and this card already has the right amount of OOMPH!

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Now, to decorate the card!  I took a simple textured black cardstock, trimmed down so that I could make the correct size banner with the Banner Punch Board. This tool makes perfect banners so easy!  There’s no guess work and I knew exactly what I needed to do for a fun accent on my card.  Then, adding the Boo! using the Evolution Advanced and the Phrase Strips Holiday Embossing Folders is just so easy and perfect for this card!

The real fun starts now!

How about playing with the new DIY Party collection?  I first cut a pumpkin from the orange honeycomb paper in the DIY Party Small Sunrise package.  So cute and perfect for a 3D pumpkin!  What else?  BATS!   The silver card stock in the DIY Party Cardstock Pad was perfect for the creepy bats gracing the night sky.  I used an old WeRMemoryKeepers bat die that I had in my stash and VOILA!

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Don’t you love how easy it is to make something spooky out of some classic and versatile supplies?

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Make sure to share your favorite We R Memory Keepers projects with us on the We R Memory Keepers social media channels!  We love to see what you are up to.

 

Supplies:

DIY Party Cardstock Pack
DIY Party Small Sunrise Honeycomb Paper
We R Memory Keepers-Phrase Strips Holiday Embossing Folders
Evolution Advanced
Banner Punch Board
Geometric Next Level Embossing Folder
Heatwave Flourish Stencil
Heat Wave Tool
Heat Wave Silver Foil Sheets

Halloween Glow Stick Party Favors

Hello, Samantha here with you today. It’s Halloween week so I have a Halloween party favor to share with you. I wanted to create something that was easy and fast to make, because if you’re making these for a party or a class treat, you’ll be making quite a few of them. I also wanted to make a non-candy treat just in case you have a kiddo in your life or at your school who has dietary restrictions. What I came up with is this Halloween glow stick party favor, and there’s even a matching printable you can download to make this project even more stress free!

Halloween Glow Stick Party Favors with free printable by Samantha Taylor for We R Memory Keepers #halloweencrafts #partyfavors #freeprintable

Using the Envelope Notcher is the trick to making this project easy.

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I started by cutting 2 pieces of paper. One piece will be 1/4” smaller than the other. My black paper (the bottom) is 9” x 2” and my orange paper is 8 ¾” x 1 ¾”. You can have fun mixing and matching different black and orange papers. For these favors I used orange paper from the DIY Party 12 x 12 Paper Pad,

Cakes and Candles Balloons paper (also orange), American Crafts black card stock, and Pebbles Basics Black Dot paper.

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Next, I used the Envelope Nocher to create the slots for holding the glow sticks. You just need to punch the smaller, top piece of paper. I placed the paper in the Envelope Notcher with the word “TOP” facing so I could read it and then punched once.

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Without removing my paper, I flipped the top of the Envelope Notcher around so the word “BOTTOM” was facing so I could read it and punched again.

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Then, I attached the top (orange) piece of paper to my bottom (black piece), being careful not to put any adhesive on the area I just punched with the Envelope Notcher, and slid my glow sticks through the notched area.

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I created “A little light for Halloween night” tags to decorate the glow stick holders. You can print them to use on your own Halloween party favors. Download the FREE printable pdf file below:

 

A Little Light For Halloween Night

 

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I ran the tags through my Evolution Advanced with a Lifestyle circle die. I’m doing 40 of these in all, so I wanted to make them fuss free!

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The final step was to attach the tag to the glow stick holder with a Sticky Thumb Sticky Dot.

Halloween Glow Stick Party Favors with free printable by Samantha Taylor for We R Memory Keepers #halloweencrafts #partyfavors #freeprintable

These Halloween glow stick party favors are a great project to put together assembly line style, which makes them much easier to create in large quantities. Do you like to make Halloween favors? Do you keep it simple like me, or do you love going all out?

Have a great Halloween!

 

Supplies:

Envelope Notcher
Evolution Advanced
Lifestyle Circle Nesting Dies
DIY Party 12 x 12 Paper Pad
Cakes and Candles Balloons
American Crafts Black Card Stock
Pebbles Basics Black Dot
Sticky Thumb Sticky Dots

Banner Punch Board Scrapbook Page

Hello friends! It’s Aly here again, and I’m happy to be joining you on the blog today as we finish off Banner Punch Board week. I love this punch board because I love making banners! They are one of my favorite projects for holidays and parties, and can even be incorporated onto cards and scrapbook pages. Today I’m sharing one way to use this fabulous tool on a scrapbook layout.

Banner Punch Board Layout by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

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For this layout I cut several different small banner shapes 1 1/2″- 3″ high and wide from some Wildflower papers with my Banner Punch Board . Then I placed them across my page in two garlands, mixing in my photos and some die cut ephemera pieces from the Wildflower collection.

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I machine stitched along the top of both garlands, and then added a title, some journaling, and a few more embellishments.

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I hope this project helps you see how you can use this awesome tool on scrapbook pages. If you need more inspiration, design team member Samantha shared another great idea for using the Banner Punch Board on a scrapbook layout on the blog last month. You can find the original post HERE.

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Are you a fan of the Banner Punch Board? What type of banner project would you like to make?

Supplies:

Banner Punch Board
Wildflower collection
Shine Alpha Block Stickers

Use Photos with the Banner Punch Board

Hello WR Fans! Carrie with you today to share a project that I hope you enjoy as much as I do. Today I am working with the WRMK Banner Punch Board. I love this punch board so much as I for some reason have a very hard time hand cutting banners. Mine always some out crooked but with the Banner Punch Board I no longer have that problem…and, I can make 3 different banner shapes in several different sizes! For this project I am using the standard Flag Banner. I also had the choice of making a Pennant or a Crest. I chose this banner because honestly I am not quite sure how I am going to “finish” this project. With all the wonderful tools WRMK makes I have so many options, I may make this a mini album using my Cinch, I may make this a standard banner or I may use this on a layout using the Fuse to make waterfall pockets. For today though I am going to show you how to make the core of this project so let’s get started…

Using Photos with the Banner Punch Board #wermemorykeepers #bannerpunchboard

First, I chose my photos and supplies. Once I got all of that gathered I measured and cut my cardstock to the size I wanted my banner,

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With the Banner Punch Board you only need to make 2 simples swipes of the blade and you have created your base banner, don’t you love how easy that is!

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I cut out all of my banners and then I was able to decorate each one. I did a fall photo shoot with my daughter and the WRMK Indian Summer and Harvest line were absolutely perfect for my papers and embellishing. I finished this without punching my banner holes because like I said I am not sure how I am going to incorporate this but if you wanted to make it a standard banner all you have to do is turn the Banner Punch Board around and align your corner in the punch and you have your holes to string together.

Here is what my finished but unfinished project looks like…as you can see I am going to have a hard time decided which way to go!

 

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Products Used:

WRMK Banner Punch Board

WRMK Harvest Embossed Stickers

WRMK Indian Summer AME Journaling Cards

WRMK Indian Summer 12×12 Paper Pack

AC Cardstock-Neutral

American Crafts Sticky Thumb Adhesive Runner

DIY Party Bridal Shower

We’re going to take a little break from Banner Punch Board Week to share a very special project featuring our new DIY Party collection.

A couple of weeks ago our in-house design team shared some awesome inspiration using the new DIY Party collection. You can check that out HERE. Well, they’ve done it again! Check out the amazing Bridal Shower decor they created with the DIY Party collection.
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The DIY Party collection includes everything you need to make your special event beautiful and memorable. You’ll find cardstock, honeycomb paper, tissue paper, and mylar sheets.

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Combine the papers with the new tools, and you’ll get amazing results! Those rosettes and honeycomb shapes look gorgeous!

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Use the new DIY Party paper with your favorite We R Punch Boards to create coordinating gift packaging!

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From large scale decor pieces, to the tiniest of details, the DIY Party collection covers just about everything!

Guest Designer Kimberly Crawford

We are so excited to welcome designer Kimberly Crawford to the blog as our guest designer this week. Kimberly is joining us for Banner Punch Board week, and created some beautiful Thanksgiving themed projects. First, take a minute to get to know Kimberly, and visit her social media accounts to check out more of her lovely work. Then check out her guest designer projects below. Enjoy!

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My name is Kimberly Crawford and I love paper. And really cool tools to use with paper! I have been paper crafting for many years now. I currently design for several manufacturers and teach classes at Big Picture Classes. I have been published frequently in books and magazines, including international publications. When I am not creating, my husband of 16 years and I take our 9 year old son to all his activities, and feel like we should move in to the pool where he spends most of his time as a competitive swimmer. Our cat doesn’t seem to mind we are gone often, as long as we feed him well (read that as treats) and let him sleep on our bed.

Favorite WRMK Product: I am a big fan of all the WRMK tools, but my favorite, the tool I use constantly, is the Brad Setter and Piercing Tool! Not only do I use it to pierce holes, but it is also my extra hand for holding things down. It is also fantastic for removing paper from my die templates!

Favorite paper crafting tip: This one is from my husband and I love it. He says, “It’s paper. Cut it. Use it. Try your idea out. Use the pretty paper and make something that makes you happy!” He’s a keeper!

Thanks Banner

The WRMK Banner Punch Board makes creating festive banners so easy! I was thrilled at how quickly this banner came together! The unexpected surprise to the tool for me was the hole punch built in at the top! It pierces perfectly lined up holes for the string!

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The toughest part of this project was choosing which beautiful papers from the Wildflower Collection! The papers I used spoke to me of Thanksgiving. I have golds, burlaps, and many branches in my décor for that time of year, so this motif fit in perfectly. I cannot wait to hang it up over the buffet in our dining room!

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Giving Thanks Wall Hanging

With more Thanksgiving décor in mind, I saw this dark wood frame in my stash of frames. It coordinated perfectly with the papers from the Wild Flower Collection. I layered paper on the back, a simple ledger design.

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Then I used the Banner Punch Board to create the flag shape banner again. I layered the banners inside each frame part. I added tags trimmed from patterned paper and some beautiful foiled die cut flowers. I also used the Type Writer chipboard stickers to spell out giving. This is also going to look great in my house for Thanksgiving!

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Thank you WRMK for having me guest design!

And thanks to you Kimberly for being our guest today. =)

 

 

 

Make a Card with the Banner Punch Board

Happy Monday friends, and welcome to our week-long celebrations of the fabulous Banner Punch Board! If you haven’t had a chance to get familiar with this tool, you’re going to love what you see this week! Design team member Jen starts the celebration off with a darling card she made using this awesome tool. Check it out.

Good Morning, WeR fans! Jen McDermott here, with a project to kick off the Banner Punch Board week! I am at a crop with some of my very best friends right now, giggling nonstop and making some cute projects and brought my Banner Punch Board along with me. It’s such a versatile tool, and makes so much more than banners! For today’s project, I made a card to send to a scrappy friend for Halloween!

I started by cutting and scoring a card base out of orange card stock. Then I folded the base in half and centered it on the punch board. Then I just used the blade to trim it into a banner shape!

Banner Punch Board Halloween Card by Jen McDermott for We R Memory Keepers #cardmaking #bannerpunchboard

I got out my Heat Wave tool, and created the sentiment on black card stock with the golf foil Heat Wave material. Then I just embellished with some die cut stars, sequins and ribbon, using American Crafts Sticky Thumb Adhesive Dots and foam dots. A fun and easy project that can be made with chatting and crafting with friends!

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What do you plan on making with the Banner Punch Board?

Supplies Used:

Banner Punch Board
Heat Wave Tool
Heat Wave foil
Heat Wave Stencil
Sticky Thumb Adhesive Dots