They say April showers bring May flowers, so this week we’re sharing some paper flower project inspiration from our design team. Be sure to check back each day this week–you’ll love what the team has come up with. First off is Eva with a Pinwheel Flower Garland.
The Pinwheel Punch Board is one of my favorite boards, these pinwheels are beautiful, with round corners and you can layer them! You can’t do all these things by yourself! Plus, the pinwheel attachments allow you to create perfectly functioning pinwheels.
I made my pinwheels with 3 inch wide papers from the Tealightful collection by Pebbles Inc.
To make them look like a flower I put some yellow fringe in the middle on the pinwheel (the original idea is from Amanda over the Pebbles’ blog, check her Pinwheel project here)
To decorate my garland I made some pom pom using our Pom Pom Maker and coordinating wool.
The pom poms are really easy to make! No more cardstock circles like I used to make them when I was a kid! If you have small children ask them to help, they are going to love them! If you use bigger pinwheels you could also use the pom poms as the center of your flower, that would look so cute!
I glued each pinwheel to a piece of twine and hung it on our yard. If you want you can wrap it around a wreath to decorate your front door.
I left my pom poms hanging in the center of the wreath.
I love the summery feel this garland brings to our yard, make them in different sizes and colors, I am sure your pinwheels are going to look great!
Have a great day!
Hello We R friends, and Happy Monday! This is actually our favorite kind of Monday, because today we get to share some exciting news with you! We’re thrilled to introduce you to the king of crafting, the Supreme Ruler!
Making precise cuts can be a royal pain, but the Supreme Ruler has all the features you need to make beautiful projects without the hassle.
It includes adjustable placement guides for precise marking and cutting. Made with transparent plastic, this 18”x3” ruler aligns easily with your cutting mat (sold separately), and has a durable metal edge for accurate cutting.
So whatever your next project, take the stress out of measuring and cutting with the Supreme Ruler. This new release starts shipping to retailers on June 5th, so watch for it in stores and online near the end of next month!
It’s Friday, yay! We hope you’ve enjoyed Planner Punch Board week, and that you’ve found some helpful inspiration. Today we’re closing off the week with some Planner Punch Board videos to share with you. Check them out below, and enjoy!
Have a great weekend friends, and happy crafting!
Hello, We R readers, Laura here! Today, I have a fun monthly planner dashboard to share with you. I am a little planner obsessed. I have had a lot of planners over the years in many different styles. When I heard about the Planner Punch Board coming out, I was super excited! It is so convenient to have one tool to punch pages for all my different planners.
I have a Heidi Swapp memory planner that I use for recording daily gratitudes and little memories from our day. My main planner is a workhorse and doesn’t leave much room for any memory keeping, so it has been fun to add to this separate one. The colors are fairly neutral, so I like to add pops of color into my planner when I can.
I started by using a pretty pink patterned paper from the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams paper pad. I cut it to fit in my planner. Then, I used the planner punch board to punch the perfect holes on my page. My exact Heidi Swapp planner was not listed in the instructions. But the holes for the small size were the same. So instead of lining my paper up at the guide, I centered my paper on the punch board. I love how versatile this punch board is.
I found a pretty yellow floral paper in the small paper pad. I cut the paper to size and used my mini alphabet punch board to spell out the word “May”. To create the letter M you actually attach two letter N’s together with adhesive.
I attached the letters to the background page using my staple board. I used the large staples. The staple board has a magnetic guide which allows you to staple anywhere on your page.
Then, I found a little calendar page in the small paper pad. I cut out the May calendar and attached it to my dashboard with the medium size pink staples.
To add a little something extra to it, I added some gold Thickers with the numbers 05 for the month of May.
Now, I have a pretty dashboard every time I open my planner. How do you like to decorate your planner?
Hello friends! It’s Aly here with you today sharing an easy planner idea if you’d like to add more photos and a bit of visual interest to your planner spread. Check out what I made with the Planner Punch Board and the Frame Punch Board!
A photo frame insert is a great way to add extra photos and memories to your planner. It’s also a great way to include something a little different to break up your planner spreads. Take a look at the rest of my May planner set up, and then I’ll show you how to make a photo frame planner insert with the Planner Punch Board and Frame Punch Board.
To make a photo frame planner insert, start by trimming two pieces of paper to 6 1/2 x 4 inches. Then, using your Frame Punch Board, follow the instructions and punch the two corners on the right edge of the papers with the guides set at at 1/2″ and 1/2″. Then punch the two left corners of the papers with the guides set at 3/4″ and 1/2″.
Using the cutting feature on the board, cut out the center of your papers. Then set the guides to round the corners of your frame, and round the two right corners.
Now it’s time to punch the spiral holes so it will fit into the planner. For my planner, there are two holes per inch, so I’m using the mint spiral punch insert. (The instructions will tell you which one you need for your spiral planner.)
Center your paper in the punch. If you want to be really accurate, you can mark the center of your paper and line the mark up with the center mark on the punch. Punch once, and then move your paper to the left to line up the hole you punch with the guide on the insert.
Once you reach the edge of your paper, flip it upside down and repeat the process on the other side. Do this to both papers, and then sandwich two photos between them, so you can see a photo on each side.
Now you’re ready to insert the photo frame into your planner! I love that it’s removable if you ever want to take it out for some reason.
I decorated my planner spread with some patterned papers, stickers, and ephemera from the new Chasing Dreams collection by Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper. It matches perfectly with my planner!
I love the possibilities that the Planner Punch Board brings to crafting and planning! You can add just about anything to any size and style of planner.
I’m so excited about this new tool, and can’t wait to add more bits and pieces to my planner!
Planner Punch Board
Spiral Punch Inserts
Frame Punch Board
Oh Goodie Shaped Paper Clips
Chasing Dreams Collection by Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper
Heidi Swapp Monthly Planner
Heidi Swapp Magnolia Jane Gold Clips
Heidi Swapp Planner Stickers
Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here today with absolutely fabulous Planner Punch Board. I knew this tool would be amazing, but until I started using it, I had NO idea just how great! The Planner Punch Board is going to change the way I use my planner, for the better and prettier!
I have so many patterned papers that I love, but sadly, with a little boy, have no use for in my scrapbooks. But now, with the Planner Punch Board, I can use these girly papers in my planner to create dashboards for the months. Now I can see and use my favorite papers!
When I first opened the Planner Punch Board, I was worried about how I would figure out which configuration I needed for my planner. Then I flipped the punch board over, and wow! There it was!
An entire list of all the most popular planners on the market. I was able to find not only how to configure my punches, but also the exact size of paper!
After lining the punches up inside the punch board, according to the chart, I pushed the teal cover down for an easy punch. To punch the other side, simply flip the paper over and punch again.
Creating dashboards is easy, but don’t forget about adding fun extra pieces. This tag I cut from the Dear Lizzy Lovely Day papers, worked in the Planner Punch Board too! Imagine all the possibilities for fun pieces to be added to your planner.
One more tool helped me really finish of my new dashboards; the Tab Punch Board.
Tabs are created easily with two punches and two trims of the paper. All the tools are on board and ready to use. The tabs can be made in three different sizes. I chose the small size, due to the smaller size of my planner.
When creating these dashboards, I started with my paper wider than the planner called for. When I added my tabs, I found they cut farther into the paper than I expected. By making the paper bigger, I was able to trim away the excess, with the tab fitting perfectly into my planner.
I might “need” to make new dashboards for each week now! How will you use the Planner Punch Board in your planner?
We R Memory Keepers:
American Crafts, Dear Lizzy, Lovely Day:
- Patterned paper; Up & Away, Tag You’re It, Foxy Friend, Color Me Pretty, Sunny Day
- Puffy Stickers
- Chipboard Stickers-Lovely Phrases
- Thickers-Bonjour Alpha/Chip with Gold
- Layered Flags
- Embellishment Pack
Happy Monday friends! Today we’re celebrating the release of the Planner Punch Board system by sharing some projects from our fabulous in house design team. Check out some lovely inspiration below!
With the standard hole punch inserts, spiral punch inserts, and disc punch inserts, you can add pages, inserts, dividers to any size or style of planner on the market!
Pair the Planner Punch Board with the Tab Punch Board for easy custom tabbed dividers.
That’s all for now friends, but be sure to come back often this week for some more Planner Punch Board inspiration from our design team!
I’m hanging my head in shame as I admit that this is the first time I’ve used my Pillow Box Punch Board. Honestly, I have no idea why it took me so long to play with this awesome tool. It’s been in my office for a while now, I don’t know why I haven’t played with it but I’m glad that I had a chance to play with it for this project.
Whenever Mother’s Day rolls around we always have a gift for all of the moms in our life. Usually these are small gifts such as jewelry, gift cards, fancy chocolates, or even a small gift that the kids have made at school. Each year, I throw the gifts in a small gift bag or envelope on the evening before Mother’s Day and call it good. This year, I thought I would plan ahead and create little pillow boxes for our Mother’s Day gifts.
All you need to create these gorgeous Mother’s Day Pillow Boxes is a Pillow Punch Board, the Tag Punch, patterned paper, ribbon, a few small wooden clothespins and a few letter stickers. The instructions that come with (and printed on the punch board) make these pillow boxes come together in minutes. When I had the pillow boxes complete I added just a little bit of embellishment with the tag punch, some fussy cut butterflies, and a few letter stickers.
I created three one inch tags using patterned paper that coordinated with the papers I chose for the pillow boxes. After I finished the tags and the pillow boxes, I tied each pillow box with ribbon. I simply attached the tag to the pillow box with a white clothes pin.
See, easy peasy! I love how these pillow boxes turned out and you all know that I LOVE the tag punch. The Pillow Box Punch Board is now among my favorite tools. Now that I’ve played with the Pillow Box Punch board, I know I’ll be reaching for it again, and again.
Happy Thursday friends! We hope you’re enjoying the beautiful Mother’s Day projects from our design team this week. Today we thought it would be fun to throw it back to a favorite Mother’s Day blog project from last year by design team member, Chantalle McDaniel. Check out her incredible interactive Mother’s Day Card, video included!
Hello We R fans and thank you for stopping in today. With a special day on the calendar fast approaching, I’d like to share a card that I created using the beautiful new Flower Girl collection. It would be perfect for your Mum or someone special you would like to show your appreciation to.
While the idea for this card has been seen before (find a link to create your own here) the way in which you use your supplies and embellish it can make for a stunning and unique gift. I’ve used a combination of Bazzill cardstock for the base and the pretty floral prints of Flower Girl ‘Bouqet’ and ‘Rose Bud’ for the sleeve and inner tray lining.
The inner tray and outer sleeve were created using my Envelope Punch board. Now, you might be thinking this is way too complex for you to give it a go, but I promise, it was surprisingly easy to put together.
The little tray pulls out to reveal a pop up surprise. This effect is achieved by three small rows of folded cardstock which have been embellished using Flower Girl ephemera and stickers. I thought it would be a cute idea to add in some ’grass’ to compliment the flora and fauna. I used some DIY Party Fringe Tape in ‘Meadow’ and adhered a strip to the front of each row. I then used a very sharp pair of scissors to snip the squared off fringe in a haphazard fashion, creating the blades of grass.
Towards the back of the tray there is enough to stash a small present like some chocolates, a gift card or a voucher. (You can adjust this area by spacing your rows a little further apart or closer together.)
The sleeve can also be kept on the base, with the pop up elements on display in front. I’ve used a wreath shape ephemera on the top of the sleeve, along with two super cute pieces of Flower Girl wood veneer. The word ‘Mom’ was actually the word ‘moment’ from the Flower Girl accents sticker pack. I’ve snipped off the rest of the word and popped it on with a bit of foam tape.
That cute spring is thanks to bits of acetate I’ve used to back the ephemera.
Here’s a look at this fun interactive card in action:
I hope you will give this idea a go. It’s such fun to create and even more fun to receive!
Flower Girl 12×12:
Flower Girl Ephemera
Flower Girl Wood Veneer Shapes
Flower Girl Puffy Stickers
Flower Girl Accent Stickers