Patriotic Cupcake Toppers

Hello We R fans, and happy Friday! It’s Aly here again, and I’m glad you stopped by the blog today. Independence Day is a holiday with special memories and meaning for me, so I’m excited to share some Patriotic Cupcake Toppers inspired by my love for this favorite time of year.

Patriotic Cupcake Toppers by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Fireworks are a big part of the Fourth of July for me and my family, so I wanted to create the look of fireworks on my cupcake toppers. Marker Airbrush to the rescue!

Patriotic Cupcake Toppers by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Patriotic Cupcake Toppers by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I knew I wanted to use the Marker Airbrush for the background of my cupcake toppers, so I picked out some patriotic colored markers from my stash, and created the feel of fireworks on some scraps of smooth Bazzill Marshmallow cardstock.

Marker Airbrush by We R Memory Keepers

Deciding how to add text to each topper took a bit more thought. I knew it would be easy to add Thickers, or patriotic die cut phrases, but I really wanted to keep the airbrush look consistent throughout the project. Then it hit me that I could use my Word Punch Board (shipping to retailers July 2018) to create a custom template for the Marker Airbrush!

Word Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

I punched out the letters “USA”, taped the template over my background (along with a little extra scrap of paper to completely cover it), and then used the complementary color with the Marker Airbrush to add the letters for my toppers.

Marker Airbrush by We R Memory Keepers

Once I finished adding the letters to the backgrounds, I punched them out with the Clear Cut Heart Punch. It was the perfect solution to portray my love for my country AND to quickly and easily punch out the text.

Clear Cut Heart Punch by We R Memory Keepers

To finish off my cupcake toppers, I added a few clear adhesive backed rhinestones for some sparkle, and then taped them to some fancy red and blue large sandwich picks.

Patriotic Cupcake Toppers by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Don’t they look cool with these cupcakes with the red, white, and blue swirled frosting?

Patriotic Cupcake Toppers by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Patriotic Cupcake Toppers by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

This would be a great technique to include on a patriotic greeting card, place card, or gift tag since you can easily customize the text using the Word Punch Board and the Marker Airbrush!

Patriotic Cupcake Toppers by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for stopping by the blog friends! I hope you enjoy a fun, safe, and memorable Independence Day holiday this year. Happy crafting!

Supplies:

Word Punch Board
Maker Airbrush
Clear Cut Heart Punch
Bazzill Marshmallow smooth cardstock

Create a Patriotic Layout with the Precision Press Advanced

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with a patriotic layout. Its no secret how much I love to stamp and with the new We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced, I can stamp easily on my layouts! Yes!

Patriotic Scrapbook Page with the Precision Press Advanced by Kimberly Crawford

Because I did not have any specific supplies to the 4th of July, I got creative with what I had on hand. And in doing that, I created a layout I love! Just look at that custom star paper I was able to create!

Patriotic Scrapbook Page with the Precision Press Advanced by Kimberly Crawford

To make the custom paper, I cut a piece of Bazzill Blue cardstock to fit the top of my layout. I grabbed a star background stamp and white paint. I placed the cling stamp on my Precision Press Advanced. Notice how its only the top clear piece? You can use that piece separately! It has soft feet in all four corners allowing you to stamp just about anywhere. Paint was brushed onto my image and I stamped repeatedly across my blue cardstock. Vicki Boutin’s paints are perfect for this application as they dry quickly on paper.

Patriotic Scrapbook Page with the Precision Press Advanced by Kimberly Crawford

For the bottom of my layout, I created stripes from red cardstock using my Trim & Score Board.

Patriotic Scrapbook Page with the Precision Press Advanced by Kimberly Crawford

To help line my stripes up precisely, I used my Template Studio mat to help out. With help from the guides on the mat, I could space the stripes apart evenly and keep the lines straight. Which is good, because I not good at getting things to line up correctly. Ha!

Patriotic Scrapbook Page with the Precision Press Advanced by Kimberly Crawford

After adding a few die cut stars and other embellishments, I added a title using, you guessed it, stamps!

Patriotic Scrapbook Page with the Precision Press Advanced by Kimberly Crawford

Once again, I used the top piece of the Precision Press Advanced only. I placed my letter and number stamps directly on my layout (without inking). This way, I could line my stamps up on my project, exactly how I desired. Then I placed the Precision Press clear plate over the top, pushed down, and picked up my stamps. Then it was time to add ink and stamp for real. Oh, how easy this was! And I was not concerned about “messing it up” because I knew everything was aligned.

Patriotic Scrapbook Page with the Precision Press Advanced by Kimberly Crawford

Do you like to stamp on your layouts? Happy 4th of July!

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

American Crafts:

Bazzill:

Blue Classic Cardstock 12×12

Patriotic Party Favors

Hello everyone!  It’s Eva  on the blog today sharing a 4th Of July party favor made with some of my favorite tools, including the new Happy Jig!

Patriotic Party Favors by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepe

I think party favors are super cute, everybody is happier when they go home with a little something! These favors are easy and look great! You could use them for a party or maybe to give to your co workers or neighbors during the 4th of July!

To make this design I simply created a number 4 and added the “t” and “h” found on the “Thursday” word  (you can find it on their Instagram account @werhappyjig)

The silver wire was the perfect match to the “Land that I Love” line from Pebbles Inc.

Here are the Happy Jig coordinates in case you want to make one:

Start: R18

Big Pegs: N30

Medium Pegs:F28

Small Pegs: E22, G18, G20, G25, H22, L15, L21, Q23, R28, R32

Happy Jig by We R Memory Keepers

I also cut some stars on patterned paper. I used a template and then used my Magnetic Mat  and Craft Knife to cut the 2 star shapes at the same time. The paper doesn’t move because the magnetic ruler and mat keeps everything in place, super handy!

Patriotic Party Favors by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I used my Stitch Happy and the Stitch Happy Bakers Twine Thread to sew all around my star. Just before I finished the edges I put some red and blue candies inside.

Patriotic Party Favors by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Stitch Happy by We R Memory Keepers

Patriotic Party Favors by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I decorated my stars with some die cuts, stickers and 3d elements from the same “Land that I Love” Pebbles collection. On top of everything I added my “4th” shape. I love that I can layer a wire shape and still see all the other embellishments!

Patriotic Party Favors by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To open the star simply tear the paper and enjoy the candy!

Patriotic Party Favors by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Patriotic Party Favors by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Do you have a big party to celebrate the 4th of July? Here in Chile our national holiday is September 18th and we always celebrate with friends and family!

Patriotic Party Favors by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a wonderful week!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Happy Jig
Happy Jig wire
Magnetic Mat
Craft Knife
Stitch Happy
Stitch Happy Thread

 

Patriotic Garland

Hey there, We R friends, Laura here today with a fun patriotic garland craft you can make with just a few simple We R tools. Use the mini alphabet punch board and the trim & score board to create a pretty garland banner you can use to decorate for the 4th of July or any patriotic holiday.

Patriotic Garland by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Start by creating the rosettes. I used papers from the DCWV Nautical Mile cardstock stack. There are a lot of red, white, and blue papers in this paper stack that are perfect for this project. For each rosette, I started with an 8” x 8” patterned paper. I used the trim & score board to create score lines every ½”.

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

Then, I cut the scored paper in half to create two sheets of 4” x 8” scored patterned paper.

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

To create the rosette, fold the paper accordion style using the score lines as your guide.

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

Then, fold the paper in half and use hot glue to attach the two ends. This will create a half circle. Do the same for the other paper, and then glue the two halves together with hot glue.

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

To keep the rosette from popping apart, use the Clear Cut circle punch to create a circle in a coordinating paper. Use hot glue to secure the circle to the middle of the rosette.

Circle Clear Cut Punch by We R Memory Keepers

Cut out the letters ‘AMERICA’ from red, white, and blue textured cardstock using the mini alphabet punch board and the instruction book. Attach them to the front of the rosettes using adhesive foam dots to give the garland a little dimension.

Mini Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Hot glue the rosettes to a strand of ribbon to hang your garland.

Patriotic Garland by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I love the mix of colors and patterns on this garland. I used varying shades of blue and red for each rosette. With the red, white, and blue letters, the banner turned out very patriotic.

Patriotic Garland by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

This will make a festive and fun decoration for my 4th of July decorating. It would also be perfect for Memorial Day, Labor Day, or any other patriotic festivity you are celebrating.

 

Supplies
Trim & Score Board

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Clear Cut Punch 2” Circle

USB Mini Glue Gun

DCWV Nautical Mile Single-Sided Cardstock Stack

Red, White, and Blue Cardstock

Ribbon

 

July New Releases!

Good Monday morning friends! We’ve got some more exciting news for you this week. Are you ready to hear about two new releases? Great! Let’s get started.

Gift Wrap Trimmer by We R Memory Keepers

The new Gift Wrap Trimmer by We R Memory Keepers is a cut above the rest! Quality blades cut wrapping paper perfectly straight and even every time. No folding, no ripping, and no scrunching!

Gift Wrap Trimmer by We R Memory Keepers

This special trimmer fits standard gift wrap sizes up to 32 inches wide, and is also great for poster boards, butcher paper, and other large format cutting. Complete projects big and small in no time with the Gift Wrap Trimmer!

Watch the video below to see this handy new craft tool in action.

 

You’ve already seen our Bloom Embellishment Storage in White and Mint, but now you can get it in Blush Pink!

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Just imagine how perfect this would be sitting on your work surface next to your Blush Pink Typecast and Stitch Happy! These new releases start shipping to retailers on July 9th, so sure to tell all your crafty friends who love pink.

Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to join us the rest of the week for some patriotic project inspiration!

DIY Coin Envelope Planner Insert

Hello friends! Today we’re sharing a past blog project that’s one of our most popular posts for Punch Board Week. Check it out!

Aly Dosdall here again to share a fun punch board project. Using the 123 Punch Board I made a coin style envelope to hold my planner accessories, and then I punched it with the Planner Punch Board to fit into my small Heidi Swapp Memory Planner. I used some beautiful paper and embellishments from the new Heart of Home collection by Jen Hadfield for Pebbles Inc.

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

This envelope is perfect for storing embellishments, photos, receipts or other ephemera, and I love how easy it was to make with these punch boards. Honestly, I’m not sure what I did before punch boards! Ha!

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

To make the coin envelope, I followed the instructions on the 123 Punch Board to make a 4 x 5 1/2 inch envelope. I love that the instructions for envelopes, boxes, and bows are printed on the board. So handy!

123 Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

I cut my paper to 8×8 inches, and then lined it up on the board at 3 1/2 inches. Then I followed the instructions to punch and score on all four sides of my paper.

123 Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

123 Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

There’s no need to round the corners for this envelope. Instead, I pulled out my Trim and Score Board and trimmed 7/8 inch off the top, bottom, and one side of the envelope.

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

To assemble the envelope, I added some Sticky Thumb Red Double Sided Tape to the side that I trimmed, and then folded up the bottom flap first, then the untrimmed side, and lastly the trimmed side.

Sticky Thumb Red Double Sided Tape

In order to keep the envelope 4 inches wide for photos, I added a 1 x 5 1/2 inch strip of cardstock for punching with the Planner Punch Board.

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I added a strip of washi tape to the front and back of the strip for added support for the punched holes and as an embellishment.

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Next, I added a button and string closure to the envelope. I used leftover ones from some Typecast treat bags, but you can easily make your own with a 1/2 inch hole punch, some brads (or eyelets), and some twine.

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Finally, I added some embellishments from the Heart of Home collection on the front and back of the envelope.

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I added it to my planner and filled it with some stickers, tags, die cuts, and other embellishments for my planner.

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Coin Envelope Planner Insert by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I hope this Coin Envelope Planner Insert has inspired you to experiment with punch boards in your planner. Thanks for stopping by today. Happy planning!

Supplies:

Planner Punch Board
123 Punch Board
Trim and Score Board
Crop-A-Dile
Stitch Happy Metallic Thread
Heart of Home Collection by Jen Hadfield for Pebbles Inc.

Mini Envelope Scrapbook Page

Hello everybody! Soraya here with you today to share a new layout using the adorable Mini Envelope Punch Board. I love this little tool so much, it is so handy, light and easy to use, I had a lot of fun making a bunch of mini envelopes to create the final design of my layout!

Mini Envelope Punch Board Layout by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

As I wanted the smallest envelopes I went with lots of 2×2 inches pieces of paper I found on a gorgeous 12×12 patterned paper from Pink Paislee. The colorful squares were already printed so it was very easy to cut them with my Trim & Score Board.

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

The mini envelopes measure 1×1 inch once they are folded. How cute are they all ?! They will be perfect to decorate the background.

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To add more texture I decided to create the grid of the background with some stitching. The Stitch Happy made that really easy. The mint twine was the perfect texture to add more dimension.

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This layout is very colorful in every way thanks to the watercolor touches and the beautiful floral chipboard pieces I put on the edges.

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I hope you had fun joining me today, happy creating everyone and until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Mini Envelope Punch Board

Trim & Score Board

USB Power Tool Mini Glue Gun

Stitch Happy

Mint Twine

Stitch Happy Scissors

Papers and chipboard are from Pink Paislee

3 Ways to Use the Square Punch Board

This week is all about Punch Boards, and one of our favorites is the Square Punch Board. This handy tool is perfect for planners, card layers, scrapbook pages, tags, pocketing memory keeping and other small scale projects. It’s great for bulk projects like holiday cards, invitations, gift tags, and more.

Square Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Simply slide the guides to the desired size square or rectangle using 1/8 inch increments between 3/4″ x 3/4″ and 3″ x 4″. Then press down to punch your paper. Move your paper over until it lines up with the guide and punch again. You can punch continuously with no waste across your entire paper!

Square Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

The first way to use the Square Punch Board is to punch several small squares from different color patterned paper, and create a patchwork style background. You can use this technique on handmade cards, scrapbook pages, framed art, or other projects.

Square Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

The second way to use the Square Punch Board is to create planner squares. Most planners have multiple sizes of squares and rectangles, so the Planner Punch Board is perfect for that! You only need to buy one punch instead of three or four.

Square Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

The last way to use the Square Punch Board is to create a block or grid design scrapbook page. By combining different size patterned paper squares or rectangles, photos, and journaling blocks you can make an eye-catching yet easy layout that showcases your photos and memories perfectly.

Square Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for stopping by. We hope these ideas have inspired you to pull out your Square Punch Board and start creating. Be sure to come back each day this week for more punch board project ideas!

New Release: Word Punch Board!

Hello We R friends! We’re glad you’re here today. This kind of blog post is our favorite kind, because we finally get to share an exciting secret we’ve been keeping! Are you ready?

Introducing the new Word Punch Board!

We R Memory Keepers Word Punch Board

Punch any word with perfect alignment and spacing every time with the new Word Punch Board!

Word Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

This awesome tool includes 26 punches: Letters A-Z. The unique punching system allows you to punch 10 letters at one time, then replace letters to punch more words. Link the punches together for easy storage.

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Watch the video demo below to see this awesome new tool in action!

 

The Word Punch Board begins shipping to retailers July 9th, 2018.

Tab Punch Board Mini Album

Hey there We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here, to share a mini album that I created with the Tab Punch Board and a few other We R Memory Keepers tools. I LOVE making mini albums, especially mini albums from scratch. There are a few tools that are a must have for creating mini albums. I have to have the trim and score board, the planner punch board, the Stitch Happy sewing machine, and the tab punch board. Who doesn’t love cute tabs in their mini albums?

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This is a smaller mini album with only 5 pages (including the covers). The album is titled “currently…” it’s an album showcasing each person in our family and their current interests. I created one page for each of our kids and then my husband and I share the last page. I started by cutting all of the pages from patterned paper to 6 inches wide and seven inches tall. When I had all the pages of the album cut I punched holes in each page. The planner punch board is awesome for punching holes into pages for mini albums because I can adjust the punch board and punch all of the pages and they’ll all be exactly the same.

Planner Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Because I wanted the tabs on the pages to be double sided and have a different pattern than the actual pages, I cut a two-inch strip of patterned paper and folded it in half before using the tab punch board. This punch board is so versatile. I love that I can create small, medium, or large tabs with the same tool! After I made the tabs, I stitched them on the edge of the pages. By stitching them in place, you’re guaranteed that the tabs will stay in place!

Tab Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

After the tabs were stitched in place, I typed each family members name with my typecast typewriter on white cardstock. Then, I cut the names into small strips and adhered them to the corresponding tabs.

Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Here’s what the inside of the album looks like. I love the tabs, the stitching, and of course, the typed journaling.

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Do you create mini albums? If you do, what are your must have tools to create the perfect album? I’d love to hear about your creative process? Do we share the love for the same tools?

Mini Album by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers Blog. I’ll see you again soon!

 

Supplies:

Spring Scissors

Hole Reinforcer Punch

Stitch Happy Sewing Machine

Tab Punch Board

Typecast Typewriter

Planner Punch Board