GO BIG with the DIY Party Honeycomb Pads and Stencils!

Happy Monday friends, and welcome to GO BIG week here on the We R blog! This week our design team is sharing large scale projects, and how our fabulous tools make them so much easier. Tessa’s up first with some adorable large scale home decor!

 

Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here with the latest addition to my little girl’s bedroom! After collecting paper lanterns from various places, I finished off the grouping with We R Memory Keepers’ fabulous honeycomb paper, stencils, and hangers:

DIY Party Honeycomb Paper Home Decor by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Because some of the patterns in her room feature vintage fruit designs, I decided to make a really big strawberry to be the focal point.

DIY Party Honeycomb Paper Home Decor by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

I started with large red honeycomb paper and used the pumpkin stencil to trace the top. Then I used the straight edge of the stencil to draw a straight line from the curved top to the corner of the honeycomb pad.

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I gave the resulting heart shape green cardstock leaves to make it a strawberry. For added whimsy, I secured a gold pull tab (made for the pinatas) to the bottom of the strawberry.

DIY Party Honeycomb Paper Home Decor by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

I was having so much fun with the honeycomb that I also made four fans, one full-size and one small in yellow and in aqua. I love how the honeycomb paper makes the fans seem so light and airy – perfect for my daughter’s room! The honeycomb hangers and raffia string made it so easy to hang it all up on a plant hook anchored into her ceiling.

DIY Party Honeycomb Paper Home Decor by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

When Addie saw her room, she said, “It’s amazing, mommy!” She loves playing tea party under the fun decorations and her favorite piece is the big strawberry.

DIY Party Honeycomb Paper Home Decor by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

If you’re looking for some big, whimsical décor for a child’s room or some large, fruity party decorations, look no farther than We R Memory Keepers’ honeycomb pads and stencils!

Supplies Used:

DIY Party Pull Tabs

DIY Party Honeycomb Hangers

DIY Party Raffia String

DIY Party Honeycomb Stencils

DIY Party Honeycomb Pads

New Release: Clear Cut Punches!

Hello, and happy Monday friends! Have we got some exciting news for you! (And you thought we were done with exciting news, right?) Introducing our latest new release, the Clear Cut Punches!

Clear Cut Punches by We R Memory Keepers

Punch exactly what you want, where you want with these new crafting must-haves! The unique Clear-Cut guide and magnetic punch system take the guesswork out of perfect punching, allowing you to capture precise images anywhere on your photos or patterned papers.

 

Clear Cut Punches by We R Memory Keepers

The transparent guide system makes alignment easy. Choose from six 2-inch punches in basic shapes.

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Punch photos, patterned paper, journaling spots and more. Clear Cut Punches begin shipping to retailers in April, so watch for them online and on shelves in May or June!

Valentine’s Day Banner

Happy Friday friends! It’s Aly here, sharing a simple Valentine’s Day Banner I made with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board and one of the Font Punches. Valentine’s Day is a big deal at our house. We love to decorate and celebrate, so this banner is just the beginning. It came together quickly and easily, so now I’m ready to move on to more party decor!

Mini Alphabet Punch Board Valentine's Day Banner by Aly Dosdall

I used the “B” side of some papers from the Snow and Cocoa collection from our sister brand, Crate Paper, and used the Banner Punch Board to cut out some 3×4 inch flag banners.

Mini Alphabet Punch Board Valentine's Day Banner by Aly Dosdall

Then I cut out a 2 3/4″ circles and layered those over my banners. I cut some of the blue patterned paper into 1 1/2 x 2 1/2″ pieces, and used my Mini Alphabet Punch Board to spell the word “kisses”.

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I wanted to embellish a couple of my letters, so I grabbed one of my Font Punches, and punched a starburst shape into the “K” and the “E”. I love the extra touch that the Font Punches add to letters that I punch out with my Alphabet Punch Board. So fun!

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Then I backed them with some of the dark pink paper for contrast. I adhered the letters onto the banner pieces with foam squares for added dimension, and finished off my project with some jute twine for hanging.

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Thanks for joining me today friends! Next time you create a project with one of the Alphabet Punch Boards, be sure to pull out your Font Punches to take your projects to the next level!

 

Supplies:

Mini Alphabet Punch Board
Holiday Font Punch–Marquee
Banner Punch Board
Snow and Cocoa Patterned Paper

Throwback Thursday: Embellish Your Layout Title with the Fuse

Happy almost Friday friends! This week we’ve been focusing on using We R tools to embellish your projects. Today, we thought we’d throw it back to last year when Eva Pizarro showed us how to embellish the title on her scrapbook page with the Photo Sleeve Fuse tool and the FUSEables Collection. You can catch the entire post, with full instructions, on our blog HERE.

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We just love how Eva layered different patterned papers from our FUSEables collection to add color to her title.

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Then, using the Photo Sleeve Fuse, she heat sealed some pretty sequins inside the letters of her title with clear plastic sheets. How cool is that?

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She added a FUSEables die cut heart from the ephemera pack as the center of her letter “O”.

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Then, she finished off her layout with some more pieces of the ephemera pack. Pretty, right?

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The Photo Sleeve Fuse and FUSEables collection are the perfect pair for embellishing layouts, cards, mini albums, and other paper craft projects. Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to check in tomorrow for a great project using the Banner Punch Board with Font Punches to embellish. See you then!

Supplies:

Photo Sleeve Fuse
FUSEables collection

 

 

Handmade Cards with the Evolution Advanced

Hello We R friends and Happy New Year!

It’s Chantalle with you today and I’m so happy to be able to share some more ideas with you in 2017. Being a part of the We R Memory Keepers team continues to be a dream come true! I’ve been playing with my clever Evolution Advanced machine and created some cards with a bit of a twist.

Evolution Advanced Card Set by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Embossing and die cutting has never been easier, thanks to the Evolution’s universal platform system. For this interactive birthday card, I have used a couple of metal die shapes – a Bow and a part of the new Gift Card Holder die set.

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I’ve used a piece of the die set, which would normally create the bottom section of the gift card holder sleeve. The die was placed over some DIY Party Vellum, onto my Lifestyle Crafts Magnetic Mat. This mat is AWESOME. I love the fact that I can make use of exact placement (just look at how tight the spacing is on that piece of vellum!)

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I folded the sleeve up and taped it shut on three sides, as per the fold guides. The sleeve has been embellished with some beautiful ‘Moonstruck’ Washi Stickers and Ephemera from Pink Paislee.

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The sleeve lifts off to reveal a little battery operated birthday candle. Make a wish!

I’ve adhered the candle to a Moonstruck journalling card from the Ephemera pack. Underneath, I marked out where the switch for the candle sat and used my kraft knife to carefully cut out the area, enabling the receiver to switch the candle off when not in use.

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My next card makes use of a bit of embossing. Did you know that you can use your Next Level Embossing Folders with more than just paper?

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I remember using this technique in a class I taught once, which was super fun! I’ve cut down a sheet of thin metal into about business card size. I then placed this inside my Heart embossing folder and ran it through my Evolution. Doesn’t it look fabulous! One of the hearts has been given a splash of colour with an alcohol marker.

Note: This cute embossing folder comes in a twin pack with a dot pattern one as well.

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To finish off my shining tag, I used my Crop-a-Dile to punch a hole near the top. I then used my Crop-A–Dile Scallop/Stub Corner Chomper tool to give the top corners a decorative edge. The tag was finished off with a bit of thin black ribbon and a coordinating tag, created with one of my favourite tools – the DIY Tag Punch. My tags were placed onto some black cardstock, over which I have adhered a 3×4 journalling element, cut from a sheet of  #1 Moonstruck 12×12 paper.

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To echo the dark script print I’ve used on my card, I have used some black glitter texture paste through a script stencil.

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The ends of my ribbon were also given a professional finish, thanks to my Ribbon Cutter. If you use a lot of ribbon on your projects you will love how easy it is to cut and seal your end pieces on giftwrap or bows etc.

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My third card makes used of some die cutting as well. Instead of making a formal card, I’ve created a little gift envelope, which has been fashioned out of some Bazzill Printed Acetate and my Envelope Punch Board. (Another must have tool for your stash!!)

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I love that one can grab a sneak peek of what’s inside the envelope. I’ve typed up a personalized birthday wish for a friend directly on to the journaling card, using my Typecast Typewriter.

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Below the note is another journaling card, which I have cut to a specific shape to hold a special treat, in the form of a gift card. Using the same Gift Card Holder die set from earlier, I went about die cutting, with only the bottom bit of the die set, which has the notch area to hold a card as shown below.

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Pop a card into the notch and you’re all set to give a great gift! The top note and bottom card holder have been joined together with an eyelet, set by my Crop-A-Dile.

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I hope these ideas will inspire you to try a different take on your next special card. Thank you for joining me today.

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Til next time!

 

Chantalle

 

 

Supplies:

 

Evolution Advanced

Next Level Embossing Folder

Typecast Typewriter

Typecast Journaling cards (pink/gold & blue/rose gold)

Bazzill Printed Acetate

Ribbon Cutter

Envelope Punch Board

Gift Card Holder Die Set

Bow metal die

Crop-a-Dile

Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper scallop/stub

DIY Party Vellum Pad

DIY Party Tag Punch

 

Pink Paislee Moonstruck:

06, 01, 10 12×12 papers

Vellum

Ephemera

Word Jumble Stickers

Puffy Stickers

Washi Stickers

Planner Spread

Hello there! Soraya here to share with you a fun and creative planner spread using the fantastic We R Memory Keepers new release, the Tab Punch Board, and my favorite tool so far, the Photo Sleeve Fuse!

Planner Page featuring the Tab Punch Board and the Photo Sleeve Fuse by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

I love using my planner to organize my everyday life, but also to document the best moments. And as a scrapbooker I can’t resist adding more journaling and embellishments to my planner spreads!

Planner Page featuring the Tab Punch Board and the Photo Sleeve Fuse by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

So today I wanted to show you how I created the dividers of my planners with the Tab Punch Board. So easy and so fun! First of all I selected 12 different patterned papers  to fit the 12 months of the year. Then I used the Tab Punch Board to create all the tabs. I used the small size so that they can all fit on the edge of my planner. And finally, I punched again 12 tabs to layer them on the dividers and to decorate with months and numbers. I love the result–each month has its own patterned divider!

Planner Page featuring the Tab Punch Board and the Photo Sleeve Fuse by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Page featuring the Tab Punch Board and the Photo Sleeve Fuse by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Now for the planner spread! I used the Fuse Tool and one waterfall sleeve (4x4in) to create a glitter photo pocket. How exciting is it to add sparkles and pockets to your planner? Love it!

Planner Page featuring the Tab Punch Board and the Photo Sleeve Fuse by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Page featuring the Tab Punch Board and the Photo Sleeve Fuse by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Planner Page featuring the Tab Punch Board and the Photo Sleeve Fuse by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

The Tab Punch Board is not only perfect to create dividers or tabs, it’s also a great tool to use if you want to organize your planner board! This is how I used a tab to set my wooden paper clips! So cool!

Planner Page featuring the Tab Punch Board and the Photo Sleeve Fuse by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Thank you so much for joining me today for my first project! Have fun creating with the Tab Punch Board, you will love it for sure!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Tab Punch Board

Fuse Tool

Waterfall Sleeves

Papers by Pink Paislee & American Crafts

Die cuts by Pink Paislee

Alpha Thickers American Crafts

Clothespins

Planner by Custom&Craft

Valentine Cupcake Toppers

Hello, We R Memory Keeper fans, Laura here. The holidays are the perfect time to share a special little treat with the ones you love. Today, I am going to show you how to make these fun sweet Valentine cupcake toppers using the new Precision Press and the Typecast typewriter.

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I started with the butterfly stamp set. Line up the guide on the precision press. I aligned mine in the upper right corner. This way I could add my paper flush along the edges of the lower guide to do multiple stamp designs with ease.

I created multiples of the same design. I aligned a square of white cardstock in the corner. I started using the peach colored stamp pad with stamp number one.I repeated this process on several sheets of plain white cardstock.

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In between stamps, I wiped off the guide with a baby wipe and dried with a cloth. Then, I used the pink stamp pad with the second stamp.

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Again, I did all my butterflies with stamp two before moving on.

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Lastly, I used the navy stamp pad and stamp three to create the outline of the butterfly. Then, I allowed all the stamped images to dry. Once they were completely dry, I cut around the edges of each butterfly leaving a small white border around each one.

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I used more white cardstock and the Typecast typewriter to stamp the words “sweet valentine” on the cardstock. I love how the typewriter gives my toppers a vintage feel.

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I cut circles around the words to create a background for my butterfly stamped images. I also cut out circles from this beautiful pink and gold striped paper from the Typecast collection.

To assemble my cupcake toppers, I started by adhering the white typed circle to the pink and gold paper using my sticky thumb adhesive. Then, I added an adhesive foam square to the back of the butterfly to attach it to the circles.

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I used a strip of washi tape to attach my lollipop sticks to the back of the cupcake toppers.

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This is the perfect way to share a ‘sweet’ treat with your ‘sweet’ valentine, this Valentine’s Day.

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These would be really adorable to make for a class party. And you could even use them without the lollipop sticks as a fun gift tag.

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Supplies:

 

Precision Press

Butterfly Layered Stamp

Mini Ink Pads Set

White Cardstock

Typecast Typewriter

Typecast Paper Pad

Lollipop Sticks

Washi Tape

Tab Punch Board Recipe Box | Free Printable

Hello everyone! It’s Eva Pizarro here on the blog today showing you a project to organize your recipes made with the new Tab Punch Board, and sharing a free printable recipe card for you.

Tab Punch Board recipe box by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

My husband is Italian and in his family food is really important. It is more than a meal, it is a tradition. My mother in law and my husband’s grandmother are amazing cooks, they know how to do everything. A few years ago I decided I wanted to learn a few of their recipes. This little Recipe Box is helping me get organized and not lose any of those precious recipes.

I made the tabs with papers from the lovely Snow & Cocoa collection by Crate Paper. To make the tabs simply punch on the corner of your paper, flip it and punch on desired width (I chose “S”), then use the cutting track to cut off the excess paper.

Tab Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

To make the course titles I used my Typecast Typewriter with gold ink and the Typecast Word Strip Stickers.

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You can create your own recipe cards, or you can download the PDF below and print it on letter size paper.

DOWNLOAD FREE PRINTABLE RECIPE CARDS HERE

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I assembled my box and included a title made with a Label sticker from the Typecast Collection. Here you can see the tabs and the recipe card. The board was so easy to use! You can use it to create folders and organize your paper scraps too! Maybe that will be my next project!

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I am loving my new Recipe Box! Now I am sure I won’t miss any of those fabulous family recipes!

Tab Punch Board recipe box by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies

Snow & Cocoa Patterned Paper

Tab Punch Board

Typecast Typewriter

Typecast Ribbon – Gold

Typecast Word Strip Sticker

Typecast Label Sticker

Make a Card with the Tab Punch Board

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with a card using the Tab Punch Board. This is such a fun punch board! Not only can I make custom file folders to feed my organization obsession, but I thought I could make a darling file folder shaped card!

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I started by creating a standard card base from double-sided patterned paper. Having bright and fun patterns on both sides of the Oh Happy Life Around Town paper would create a darling file folder card! I cut the paper to 5.5” x 8.5.”

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Following the easy instructions included with the Tab Punch Board, I punched my paper twice and trimmed away one strip of paper. It’s really that easy! Once the tab was punched, I scored the patterned paper with my Trim and Score Board to create the fold. (Scored at 4.25” on the 8.5” side.)

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I decorated the front with fussy-cut flowers from the Good Morning paper from Oh Happy Life. Fussy-cutting is when objects are cut out with scissors. The gorgeous flowers on the patterned paper were perfect for this technique and created wonderful custom accents for my card! Some of the flowers were along the edge of the patterned paper, leaving a straight edge, instead of a full image. Those worked out to create a unique card front because I could place the flowers down the left side. The front was finished with a small strip of heart patterned paper, a sentiment sticker, and a few rhinestones for shine.

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Check out how cute this tab is! It was the perfect place to add another sentiment sticker, and allow the inside pattern to shine through as well!

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On the inside of the file folder card, I added more Oh Happy Life patterned paper, a sentiment cut from a journaling card, and a few more flowers. The yellow flower sits on the score of the card, so to allow the file folder card to still open and close, I simply placed the flower in the Trim and Score Board and scored it down the middle.

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How will you use your Tab Punch Board?

 

Supplies:

Tab Punch Board

Trim and Score Board

Gem Stickers-Mini Rhinestones, Light Rhinestones

American Crafts Oh Happy Life Patterned Paper-Around Town, Good Morning, All Smiles, No Worries

Pink Paislee Moonstruck-Word Jumble Stickers with Gold Foil

 

New Releases!

It’s countdown to CHA time friends, and we’ve got another round of awesome new releases for you today. We’ve saved the big guns for last, and we can’t wait to share them with you!

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New Pop-Up Dies–Penny Rolling Card

You’re going to love this set of dies that allows you to create fun, interactive elements on cards, layouts, and more for all occasions!

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Simply die cut your choice of shape, attach a penny to the back of the shape, and roll it through your choice of track. So much fun!

Penny Roller Card Dies by We R Memory Keepers

The dies are 100% steel, wafer thin, and they come in a clear zipper pouch with a magnetic backing for convenient storage.

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Penny Roller Card Dies by We R Memory Keepers

Penny Roller Card Dies by We R Memory Keepers

This new Pop-Up Die starts shipping to retailers early in next month, so watch for it online and on shelves near the end of February.

Penny Roller Card Dies by We R Memory Keepers

Planner Punch Board

Calling all planner girls! You’re going to love this next one! Punch holes for any planner to create custom inserts and pages.

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The Planner Punch Board works with all popular planners on the market, including standard hole, disc and spiral bound.

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The punches are interchangeable for convenient customization, and they lock together for storage when not in use.

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Punch holes on paper sizes up to 12 inches.

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An easy reference chart and instructions are included. The Planner Punch Board starts shipping to retailers early in April, so watch for it online and on shelves near the end of April.

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Stitch Happy

Our new Stitch Happy sewing machine is made for sewers, and enhanced for crafters!

The new Stitch Happy enhanced sewing machine from We R Memory Keepers

Get stitch happy on multiple materials, including fabric and paper!

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The Stitch Happy sewing machine comes in two stylish colors–pink and mint. A clear dust cover for protection is sold separately.

We R Memory Keepers Stitch Happy enhanced sewing machine.

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It’s engineered for thick floss, baker’s twine, metallic threads, and more.

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Choose from multiple stitches for sewing and paper crafting. Use the adjustable alignment guide for straight stitching.

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Enjoy increased motor power for multimedia projects. Purchase separate fabric & paper scissors, and use our convenient multi-purpose needles designed specifically for use with paper and fabric. No need to switch needles! Plus you can purchase adorable multi-media project kits separately.

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Phew! That was a lot of exciting news, right friends! We can’t wait to share more about these awesome new releases, plus some project inspiration over the next few months, so keep checking back here and on our Facebook and Instagram accounts. Alright, we want to know…which of these new releases has your heart all aflutter?