Craft Room Storage Ideas

Hello We R friends, and Happy Friday! Today I’ve got some tips for storing and organizing your craft supplies. For a while I’ve had a few problem spots in my craft room. I’ve known they need reorganization, but I wasn’t sure how to go about it and I didn’t want to take a lot of time.

Craft Room Storage Ideas featuring Plastic Storage by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Enter the new We R Plastic Storage! The 3 Tier Snap Box and the Craft Tool Box are the perfect solutions for getting my embossing tape and folders, and my Stitch Happy thread and accessories organized and easy to find. The sizes and variety of dividers fit my needs perfectly!

Craft Room Storage Ideas featuring Plastic Storage by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Let’s start with my Stitch Happy thread, accessories and punch needle supplies. Up until recently I kept all these items in a simple basket, which kept everything together but made it difficult to find the item I was looking for. The thread on my spools and bobbins came unwound, and I worried about my threaders getting damaged. The Craft Tool Box works perfectly for keeping everything separate and safe, and I love that I can see through the box and easily identify what’s inside.

Craft Room Storage Ideas featuring Plastic Storage by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

The top shelf fits my Stitch Happy scissors, needles, threader and solid thread perfectly. The dividers are arranged so the sections are different sizes, which is really helpful for storing different size items.

Craft Room Storage Ideas featuring Plastic Storage by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

The second level fits my bobbins perfectly, my Stitch Happy Baker’s Twine and my metallic thread. Again, the sections are divided into different sizes which works perfectly for both bobbins and thread spools.

Craft Room Storage Ideas featuring Plastic Storage by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

The bottom of the box has no dividers, so it’s perfect for larger items. This is where my Stitch Happy Pen, frame, stencils and accessories live. I love keeping these items all together so I can either sew by hand, or with my Stitch Happy sewing machine easily. All I need to do is grab my Craft Tool Box!

Craft Room Storage Ideas featuring Plastic Storage by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

My next problem spot was my embossing tape and folder storage. I basically had everything tossed in a bin and still in the packaging, so I’m glad I have them organized properly now.

Craft Room Storage Ideas featuring Plastic Storage by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I divided the tape up by color family (warm, cool, metallic + neutral) and stored each in a separate tier of the Snap Box. Since the dividers are removeable, I also included embossing folders in the tiers by removing the two middle dividers on one side.

Craft Room Storage Ideas featuring Plastic Storage by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Craft Room Storage Ideas featuring Plastic Storage by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Craft Room Storage Ideas featuring Plastic Storage by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I love that the box has three tiers that snap together so I can keep everything well organized, but I can also grab them all together at the same time when I’m ready to do some embossing.

 

Craft Room Storage Ideas featuring Plastic Storage by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for stopping by. I hope these tips have helped you with your craft room storage and organization. Have a great weekend!

Supplies:

Craft Tool Box
Three Tier Snap Box

July 2019 New Releases

Hello We R friends! Today is a fabulous day because we get to share some more exciting new releases with you! Check out the goodies we’ll be adding to our collection of Hand Tools. These new releases will begin shipping mid-July, so watch for them in stores and online near the end of the summer.

Tool Kits

First off, here are some must-have tool kits for every crafter: the Maker’s Tool Kit, the Weeding Tool Kit, the Basic Tool Kit, and the Large Tool Kit.

 

We R Memory Keepers Maker's Tool Kit

We R Memory Keepers July 2019 New Releases

We R Memory Keepers Basic Tool Kit

We R Memory Keepers Large Tool Kit

Hand Tools

You can also purchase Hand Tools separately, so there are plenty of options available for every crafter: Weeding Picks, Weeding Spatulas, Broad Tip Tweezers, Angled Tweezers, Lighted Reverse Tweezers, Quilling Tool Kit, Small Bone Folder, Brayer.

We R Memory Keepers Weeding Picks

We R Memory Keepers Weeding Spatulas

We R Memory Keepers Broad Tip Tweezers

We R Memory Keepers Angled Tweezers

We R Memory Keepers Lighted ReverseTweezers

Qull

We R Memory Keepers Broad Tip Tweezers

We R Memory Keepers Brayer

Thanks for stopping by and checking out our new releases! Be sure to share the exciting news with your crafty friends!

 

Craft Room Storage Ideas

Hey friends, Laura here with a few craft storage tips for you featuring the new plastic storage containers. Today, I am going to show you how I am using the craft caddy, craft tool box, and divider box to store some of my craft supplies. Plus, I will share a little sneak peek of my new craft room.

Plastic Storage for Craft Rooms by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

We just moved and I now have a whole craft room all to myself. At our old house I shared half the room with my husband for his hobbies. It is slowly coming along and getting organized. These plastic storage containers are perfect for helping me get things sorted!

First up, I love to make jewelry. I usually have a few projects going at once. The caddy is perfect for holding beads and jewelry findings. It has five removable and divided storage compartments around the outside. I used these to separate my cabochons and beads.

Plastic Storage for Craft Rooms by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

On the top it has a round divided storage tray with a lid. I used this to sort out some of my most used jewelry findings.

Plastic Storage for Craft Rooms by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

You can remove the round tray and there is even more storage inside. This is the perfect place to store jewelry making tools, adhesives, wire, and more!

Plastic Storage for Craft Rooms by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Next, I used the divider box to store my embroidery thread. It is the perfect box to take on the go if you like to do needlework. There are removable dividers inside the box so you can customize it to fit whatever you like!

Plastic Storage for Craft Rooms by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Next to the handle there are large spaces that are perfect for small scissors and a marking pen.

Plastic Storage for Craft Rooms by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Lastly, I used the craft tool box to store some of the new mini evolution supplies. It is perfect for storing the plates, dies, embossing folders, stamps, and label tape all in one convenient spot.

Plastic Storage for Craft Rooms by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I have plenty of room to add even more dies, stamp pads, blank cards or cardstock, and any other supplies I would need for on the go crafting.

Plastic Storage for Craft Rooms by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

These bins are not only functional, but they look great, as well. I am storing them on my new shelving unit in my craft room among some of my other favorite We R tools.

 

Supplies:

Craft Caddy
Craft Tool Box
Divider Box

 

Foil Quill Patriotic Scrapbook Page

Hello, We R friends! Enza here, and today I’m sharing a patriotic layout featuring the We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill. I’m amazed by the beautiful results I get every single time; this foiling system is easy to use and, with so many designs to choose from, the possibilities are endless.

Patriotic Scrapbook Page with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

When I think of the 4th of July, I think of stars. The Paige Evans digital drive offers several star designs that are perfect to give your projects variety and a fun vibe. I uploaded the images to my Silhouette software and modified their size so to have small, medium and big stars. Make sure to select the Sketch Pen option before sending the paper to cut and secure the foil with tape to ensure it’s wrinkle-free. I went with silver foil for a festive, sparkly look – I love how it looks on dark blue cardstock! Once ready, I fussy cut the stars before layering them to form a cluster behind the photo.

Patriotic Scrapbook Page with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

The collection I used is one of my favorites from Pink Paislee: Sweet Freedom; even though it’s a couple of years old, I love the patterns and muted colors. I arranged the stars towards the right side of the layout and placed the photo on top after layering several tags and frames behind it. I used the Tag Punch Board and the Frame Punch Board for this – I don’t know what I would do without such handy tools! Everything was adhered down with foam dots for dimension.

Patriotic Scrapbook Page with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

Patriotic Scrapbook Page with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

Next, I embellished around the photo with die-cuts, stickers, and fussy cut elements. To create balance, I formed another cluster of embellishments to the left side of the layout. Black and gold paint splatters gave the final touch.

Patriotic Scrapbook Page with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory KeepersPatriotic Scrapbook Page with the Foil Quill by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

This layout is very simple, but I love how it turned out. Those sparkly stars are everything!

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope I have inspired you to give the We R Memory Keepers Foil Quill a try and create beautiful, shiny projects with it.

Enza

Foil Quill – All in One Kit

Foil Sheet – Silver

Foil Quill USB Art – Paige Evans

Tag Punch Board

Frame Punch Board

Mini Precision Scissors

Pink Paislee Sweet Freedom

 

Father’s Day DIY Gift Guide

Hello, and Happy Friday crafters! With Sunday being Father’s Day we decided to share a Gift Guide full of five DIY Father’s Day gift ideas from past project tutorials. We hope these inspire you if you’re looking for a quick idea to celebrate the man in your life.

2019 DIY Father's Day Gift Guide by We R Memory Keepers

Candy Shaker Pocket Tie Card

This might be our favorite DIY Father’s Gift Idea yet! Grab your Fuse Tool and make this cute tie shaped shaker pocket filled with candy. Dad will love the thoughtful handmade card, and the yummy treats! CLICK HERE for the tutorial.

Candy Shaker Pocket Tie Card for Father's Day by We R Memory Keepers

Father’s Day Mini Book

Fill this adorable banner shaped mini book with recent photos, and handwritten notes to Dad. It’s easy to make with the Banner Punch Board and the Mini Alphabet Punch Board! You can find instructions on the blog HERE.

Father's Day Mini Book by We R Memory Keepers

Father’s Day Scrapbook Page

Create a special scrapbook page about Dad and frame it or add it to a scrapbook album. Include some photos of past Father’s Day celebrations or some of your favorite moments with Dad from the past year, plus a fun Happy Jig wire page title. More photos and details are HERE on the blog.

Father's Day Scrapbook Page

Necktie Gift Boxes

These adorable Necktie Gift Boxes are the perfect way to wrap up a gift card, a special treat, or some tickets to Dad’s favorite concert. All you need is some paper, the 123 Punch Board and the Banner Punch Board and your good to go. CLICK HERE to learn how to make your own.

Necktie Gift Boxes by We R Memory Keepers

Wood Burned Hammer

If you’re looking for a gift that’s not a paper craft, this is a fun way to personalize something Dad will love and actually use for years to come. You can find a tutorial to make this using our USB Wood Burning Tool on the blog HERE.

Wood Burned Hammers for Father's Day by We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for stopping by! We hope you enjoy celebrating Dads and Grandads this weekend. Happy crafting friends!

Father’s Day Mini Album

I made a mini album for Father’s Day. In Germany we already celebrated this day two weeks ago. My daughter painted small pictures and wrote letters for her dad. These should come into the album.

Father´s Day Mini Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

Father´s Day Mini Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

Father´s Day Mini Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

Father´s Day Mini Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

So I wanted to integrate little pockets into the album. All the little letters should come into these. This gave me the idea to do the whole album with the Pocket Maker Punchboard. Also the book cover should be a pocket.

We R Memory Keepers Pocket Maker Punch Board

The inner part consists of 6 pockets. I created them all with the Pocket Maker Punchboard. This was very quick and easy. For one pocket I used a painted picture of my daughter. Also a photo is suitable well for a bag. Here you have to be careful that the motive is not too big. So that it is not cut off during folding.

We R Memory Keepers Pocket Maker Punch Board

Please note that the bottom side of the pockets is not glued. This must be open so that the pockets can be sewn to the spine of the book.

Mini Clear Cut Circle Punch by We R Memory Keeprs

If you still want to edit the pockets with the Mini Clear Cut Punch or the Word Punch Board, do so before the bags are bound into the album.

Word Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

When you’ve finished the bags, the book cover will be made. I have made this bag longer than the size shown in the table. I wrote the measurement on the photo. I hope you can see it.

Pocket Maker Punch board by We R Memory Keepers

The pocket is narrow and long. The spine is 1.25 inch wide. So that the 6 pockets have enough space.

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

Maybe you can see it on the photo. I folded the bag at 3 inches and at 1 ¾ inch.

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

That’s what your book cover looks like. Now glue the back pocket to the book cover.

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Then the remaining pockets are attached to the spine of the book with the Book Binding Guide. I have sketched the inside of the spine. Whereby on my picture a dot is missing.

I made this only for orientation. The distance can vary afterwards. Because there are 5 pockets, which are sewn in.

Father´s Day by Steffi Ried Tutorial 9

Now the lower fold is fastened from the pocket into the ruler. Therefore the flap must be open. I have attached the bag to the spine of the book with clamps. So that it does not shift. Now prick the holes for the normal book binding with the needle.

Father´s Day by Steffi Ried Tutorial 10

That’s what it looks like on the spine of the book.

Father´s Day by Steffi Ried Tutorial 11

If the bag is attached to the spine of the book, the bottom side of the bag can be glued.

Father´s Day by Steffi Ried Tutorial 12

Here is a short video and photos from the finished album.

Father´s Day Mini Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersFather´s Day Mini Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersFather´s Day Mini Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersFather´s Day Mini Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersFather´s Day Mini Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersFather´s Day Mini Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory KeepersFather´s Day Mini Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

Thank you very much for watching and if you have any questions, please feel free to write me.

I wish you a happy Father’s Day!

Steffi

 

SUPPLIES:

Pocket Maker Punchboard

Word Punch Board

Mini Clear Cut Punch

Journal Studio – Book Binding Guide

Trim and Score Board

 

 

Father’s Day Party Decor

Hello everyone! It’s Eva on the blog today sharing a Father’s Day Decoration using some of my favorite We R tools

Father's Day Party Decor by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To create this décor I started by picking patterned paper. I love the vintage tones of the Sunny Days collection by Crate Paper so I choose some blues, a yellow and added a turquoise.

The first thing I did was create my garland. My used my Fringe and Score Board to score my paper every ½ inch. You can use your regular Score Board by I love the Fringe and Score because it can score 5 lines at a time. Super fast!

Fringe and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

Next, I cut 6×6 inch squares, made accordions and bend them in the middle to create fans.

Father's Day Party Decor by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I glue some facing up and some facing down to create a garland.

Father's Day Party Decor by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Next, I worked on my glasses. I used my Foil Quill and the Heidi Swapp USB Drive to add the phrase “It’s your day” to vinyl.

If you want to add some inner lives to your design simply choose lines on the “Emboss” menu. You can edit spacing and angle on the lines. Before using the Foil Quill remember to hit the “Release Emboss” button.

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Use some gold foil and the medium tip to foil your vinyl. Next, remove the Gold Foil and cut the edges with the blade. If you have a machine with just one tool be careful not to fully unload the vinyl or your cut may turn out in the wrong position.

Father's Day Party Decor by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Weed your vinyl and attach them to your glasses. The result is perfect!

Father's Day Party Decor by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I also created some flags for my paper straws. I used the Washi Chomper and that little tool perfectly cut 2 sheets of paper!

Washi Chomper by We R Memory Keepers

Father's Day Party Decor by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To decorate my muffins I made some bowties using my 1,2,3 Punch Board and some cupcake liners using the DIY Party Board. Easy and super cute!

Father's Day Party Decor by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Father's Day Party Decor by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Glue the bowties to some skewers and insert them to your muffins.

Father's Day Party Decor by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Once I was assembling everything I noticed I had some fans left so I added them to the table and it really help bringing everything together!

Father's Day Party Decor by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I also included a letter board with the “Dad, have a great day” phrase. I tried my best to stay in my color combination. That helps the décor feel cohesive and cute.

Father's Day Party Decor by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I hope you liked these decorations and that you can use them for your next party. Thanks for joining me to the end of this long post.

Father's Day Party Decor by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies
Foil Quill – Standard Tip

Gold Foil
Heidi Swapp USB Drive

Fringe and Score Board

DIY Party Board

1,2,3 Punch Board

Washi Chomper

Sunny Days Collection by Crate Paper

 

 

Summer Project Roundup

Hello there We R friends! Happy Friday! Summer break is in full swing here, and we’re so excited about the warm weather and carefree summer vibes that today we’re sharing a roundup of some of our favorite summer projects. Are you ready? Awesome! Here we go!

Summer Project Roundup by We R Memory Keepers

Summer Party Decor

Summer parties are all about colors and sparkle, and we just love this Sweet Summertime Fruit party theme! The start of the show is the Alphabet Punch Board in this scene. CLICK HERE for more photos and details.

Sweet Summertime Party Decor

Stamped Summer Card

Pull out your Precision Press Advanced to make this colorful summer card. Use inks in your favorite summer color palette, and easily stamp repeated designs with the Precision Press. Visit the blog HERE for a full tutorial.

Stamped Summer Card with the Precision Press Advanced

Summer Themed Scrapbook Layout

This page design is the perfect way to highlight multiple summer memories. Make custom frames from your favorite paper scraps to fit the size of your photos with the Frame Punch Board. CLICK HERE for more photos and details.

Summer Scrapbook Layout with the We R Memory Keepers Frame Punch Board

Beach Themed Handmade Card

We love this clever use of the Frame Punch Board! The sunglasses on this beach themed card are awesome, and the perfect summer focal point. Visit our blog HERE for full instructions to make your own sunnies.

Beach Themed Handmade Card featuring the Frame Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Summer Bucket List Journal

Make a list of all the fun things you and your family want to do this summer, and then record them as you have your adventures in this DIY Bucket List Journal. Use the Tab Punch Board to divide items on your list, and the Planner Punch Board to bind it all together. CLICK HERE to learn how to make one for yourself.

Summer Bucket List Journal featuring the Planner Punch Board and the Tab Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for stopping by today. We hope these summer project ideas have inspired you. Have fun summer crafting and be sure to stop by next week for some Father’s Day gift ideas!