Throwback Thursday: DIY Matchbook Mini Album for Halloween

For today’s Throwback Thursday, we’re sharing one of our most popular Halloween projects from 2015. Read below to learn how to make your own 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 display 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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DIY Halloween Matchbook Mini Album by Aly Dosdall 4

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
black ink pad
brads
foam squares

Make Halloween Ghosts with the Globe Punch

Hello and welcome Trick or Treat fans!

It’s Chantalle here and I’m going to show you a super easy, spookalicious décor idea you can use for Halloween, which is right around the corner!

Halloween Ghosts with the DIY Party Globe Punch by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The humble ghost is a quintessential hallmark at this time of year. These little fellows are created in just three easy steps! Make them in abundance and hang inside the home or suspend outdoors to float in the breeze.

Halloween Ghosts with the DIY Party Globe Punch by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers
The heads of the ghosts were created using my DIY Party Globe Punch. This clever tool allows you to create custom covers to adorn LED light strands! I’ve used the tool quite simply this time, tying off one end to create the globe shape and threading it through some muslin fabric.

DIY Party Globe Punch by We R Memory Keepers

To start, I trimmed some sheets of Core’dinations Smooth Premium Cardstock down to 4 (w) x 7.5 (l) inches. Lining the left short edge of the paper up with the alignment guide mark, I punched. One then slides the paper slightly to the left, to meet the next alignment guide. Punch again.

Now one continues to punch left to right, matching the punched shape with the shape embossed into the tool. This is so you know you are aligning the next punch correctly. Continue until you have punched the length of the paper.

Now, flip the paper and do the same for the opposite side.

DIY Party Globe Punch by We R Memory Keepers

The Globe Punch (as with all WRMK tools) comes with full instructions. Loop the top little hook shapes together to close the globe at both sides. I strung some twine around one closed side and used a marker to draw some faces on to the cardstock.

Finally, I threaded the twine through some muslin, which I cut into a very rough square shape. You can, of course, make the squares as large as you’d like to make the ghosts really floaty!

Halloween Ghosts with the DIY Party Globe Punch by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

They look cute huddled together and would even make a great mobile!

Halloween Ghosts with the DIY Party Globe Punch by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks so much for joining me today. Happy Haunting!

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

DIY Party Globe Punch

Core’dinations Smooth Premium Cardstock

Other:

Muslin fabric

Twine

 

 

 

 

Halloween Witch Hats with the DIY Party Board

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here today with some fun Halloween décor. When you think of the We R Memory Keepers DIY Party Board, you probably are not thinking you can make decorations with it. But check out how easy it made creating these witch hats!

DIY Party Board Witch Hats for Halloween by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Each of these witch hats was made from the Mini Party Hat setting on the DIY Party Board.

DIY Party Board Witch Hats for Halloween by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Once again, We R Memory Keepers does an amazing job of labeling their tools! The size of paper needed to create a Mini Party Hat is listed on the board. In this case 6×6.”

DIY Party Board Witch Hats for Halloween by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

It also lists which cutting guide to use (C). And which notches to place the guide inside. I could not get any simpler. The paper will need to be cut twice. Align the guide and make your cut by sliding the blade in the grooves. Repeat for the second cut. I have found that the smaller, second cut, does need more help in holding the paper in place because the guide is covering much less of the paper. Use your other hand to keep the paper in the bottom corner when making the smallest cut.

DIY Party Board Witch Hats for Halloween by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

A sturdy adhesive will need to be used to hold the party/witch hats together. The Red Tape works really well. I placed a strip of adhesive on the edge of the front. Then a second strip of adhesive on the other edge, but on the back side of the paper. When you roll your paper together, the adhesive will help keep both sides in place.

DIY Party Board Witch Hats for Halloween by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Roll the paper together, keeping it flat on the table. By doing this your witch hat will sit flat.

DIY Party Board Witch Hats for Halloween by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Cut a strip of patterned paper to ½” by 6.” Apply this to the bottom of the witch hat, once again, holding everything flat to the table. I found that placing the adhesive strip along the bottom helped keep it in place. The paper you wrap around the bottom will not lay flat against the cone of the hat. But its ok.

Patterned paper was cut into a circle. I then glued the cone to the base of the hat with a hot glue gun.

DIY Party Board Witch Hats for Halloween by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Each of the hats was decorated with various stickers and ephemera from the Pebbles Midnight Haunting collection.

DIY Party Board Witch Hats for Halloween by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Party Board Witch Hats for Halloween by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

The mix of flat stickers and puffy stickers added fun dimension to each witch hat.

DIY Party Board Witch Hats for Halloween by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Where will you use your handmade witch hats this Halloween?

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

Pebbles- Midnight Haunting Collection

American Crafts:

Halloween Banner

Hey there We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here, to share a fun Halloween banner that I created using two of my favorite We R Memory Keepers tools. I love the Banner Punch board and the Mini Alphabet Punch Board. Both of these tools make creating holiday banners so much easier.
Banner Punch Board Halloween Banner by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
I started by cutting the basic banner shapes from the Bootiful Night 6×6 paper pad. I love creating banners with 6×6 paper pads. In a 6×6 paper pad the scale of the patterns is slightly smaller so they’re perfect for smaller projects.
Banner Punch Board Halloween Banner by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Banner Punch Board Halloween Banner by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
This Halloween banner has four banner pieces. I wanted to spell the word “boo” and then have one banner piece at the end for a little more decoration. The letters for this banner are cut from white cardstock using the mini alphabet punch board.
Banner Punch Board Halloween Banner by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
These two tools are the perfect tools to use together to create a banner. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays so I’ve been looking forward to putting this banner together. I can’t wait to hang this banner on my mantle during October. Having the Banner Punch Board and the Mini Alphabet Punch Board on hand made creating this banner so easy and so much fun.
Banner Punch Board Halloween Banner by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
What are you waiting for? Grab a Banner Punch Board and a Mini Alphabet Punch Board and create your own Halloween banner. Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. Happy creating my friends!
Supplies:

Halloween Craft Roundup

Happy Friday friends! We hope you’ve enjoyed all of the Halloween treat wrapping ideas this week. We thought we’d finish off the week with a roundup of some fun and spooky Halloween crafts featuring some of your favorite tools. Check it out!

We R Memory Keepers Halloween Craft Roundup

Halloween Candy Boxes

Combine the Candy Box Punch Board with the Evolution Advanced and some Halloween themed dies to create these unique boxes for trick-or-treaters. CLICK HERE for full instructions on the blog.

Caramel Popcorn Treat Bags

Our Holiday Glassine Papers are perfect for holding some homemade caramel popcorn to hand out to Halloween party guests! Find more photos, details, and the delicious recipe on the blog HERE.

Halloween Gift Boxes

Make custom gift boxes with the Template Studio and our Designer Poster Board, and fill them with baked goods or seasonal gifts for teachers, friends, and neighbors. CLICK HERE for the how-to.

DIY Witch Hat Halloween Decor

These life size witch hats are easy to make with the Template Studio, the Circle Template Guide and some black poster board. CLICK HERE for full instructions on the blog.

Spider and Bat Goodie Bags

Use the DIY Party Pom Pom Makers to create cute spiders and bats to decorate your Halloween projects. Learn how on the blog HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to come back next week for more Halloween project inspiration from our design team. Happy crafting, and enjoy your weekend!

Halloween Pillow Boxes

Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here, and today I’m sharing a the Halloween pillow boxes I made for my kids using the Template Studio:

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

First, I chose which designer poster boards I would use – black glitter and black and white stripes. I also gathered American Crafts Bootiful Night embellishments and a piece of yellow mylar paper by Bazzill.

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Next, I followed the easy instructions for creating four of the smallest pillow boxes.

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

I added a special touch by using the new circle Clear-Cut Punch to create a “moon” on the front of the black glitter pillow boxes. It was so easy to line up the punch exactly where I wanted it.

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

I cut a square of the mylar paper and hot glued it to the back of the punched out circle. Then I assembled and glued the rest of the pillow box.

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

To embellish this All Hallows Eve box, I hot glued Bootiful Night die-cuts around my punched moon and secured flair to the front with a little bit of whispy, silver thread. Star stickers finish off the spooky scene.

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

This Happy Halloween box is embellished with a Bootiful Night cobweb, more flair and thread, and die-cuts.

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Here I created a scene by adhering a haunted house beneath the mylar moon. Some stickers and flair finished it up.

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Trick or Treat says the skull, embellished by stickers and more flair.

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

I had a lot of fun making these pillow boxes and my kids can’t wait until I fill them up with Halloween treats. Are you gifting treats this Halloween? Pull out your template studio and make some easy-fun boxes! Happy crafting!

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Supplies Used:

Template Studio

Large Pillow Box Template

Circle Clear-Cut Punch

Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board

Hello We R Memory Keepers fans! Soraya here to share with you some cute Halloween treats boxes! Yes, Halloween is around the corner and it’s almost time to prepare cute candy packaging for our little ones!

Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

To make these boxes you will need the amazing 123 Punch Board, some 6×6 Halloween patterned papers, cardstock, embellishments and natural twine.

Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers
Follow the instructions (you can find them in the 123 Punch Board guide book) to create the boxes from the 6×6 patterned papers. They are so easy and fast to make, you will love it!

Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers
Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Once all the boxes are folded and ready to be assembled, grab candies and sweets to fill them up! You can also add a spider or another creepy item inside them haha!

Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers
Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Now it’s time to make bows and I love making bows with the 123 Punch board! Use purple, black, orange, green and kraft cardstock strips to punch and shape the bows. Stick them on the top of each box before adding the decorations.

Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

The fun part is here: let’s decorate them with diecuts, brads, sequins and stickers! I used paper and embellishments from our sister brand, Pebbles Inc.

Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Yay! The candy boxes are now ready for the Halloween party!  Kids will love the outside and what’s on the inside, yummy and creepy, perfect for the occasion!

Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

I hope you had fun joining me and I hope that you will enjoy creating cute candy boxes too ! Happy creating everyone and until next time !

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

123 Punch Board

Bazzill Cardstocks

Embellishments from Pebbles

6×6 patterned papers from Pebbles

Wall bats from Pebbles

Natural twine and sequins.

Halloween Treat Bags with the DIY Party Board

Hello everyone! It’s Eva Pizarro on the blog today sharing a quick and easy way to use your DIY Party Board to make Treat Bags for your Halloween parties.

The DIY Party Board is all you need to make your party decorations a success. With it you can make party hats, cupcake wrappers, party horns and of course treat bags.

Halloween Treat Bags with the DIY Party Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To make the treat tags cut your paper following the board instructions. I am using Pebbles’ Midnight Haunting collection.

DIY Party Board by We R Memory Keepers

Wrap the papers and secure the treat bags with your hot glue gun. Fill them with candies and close them.

Halloween Treat Bags with the DIY Party Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To make the embellishments I used my Fringe and Score Board and made some paper rosettes.

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

I also used my Ribbon Cutter to seal the edge of my ribbons. No more fraying, yay!

Ribbon Cutter by We R Memory Keepers

The treat bag is quite big and you can put lots of candies inside. These treat bags would be perfect to give to coworkers or maybe as favors for your Halloween party.

Halloween Treat Bags with the DIY Party Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Want another quick idea using the DIY Party Board? Make small black party hats and glue them to a circular base to create some cute witch hats!

Halloween Treat Bags with the DIY Party Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for reading my post and I hope you have a fantastic day,

Eva

Supplies
DIY Party Board
Fringe and Score Board
Ribbon Cutter
Midnight Haunting collection by Pebbles inc

Halloween Treat Bags with the Goodie Bag Guide

Hello there, We R fans, Laura here today. I love making treat bags for all the holidays. Sometimes I use them for little gifts, other times I use them to package things up for the kids in my children’s classes, and sometimes they are simply for my own kids to give them a special little treat.

Halloween Treat Bags with the Goodie Bag Guide by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

The Goodie Bag Guide is the perfect tool to quickly make customized treat bags for any holiday. Today, I am sharing how to make these cute Halloween treat bags. The base of each bag is the adorable glassine Halloween paper.

One of my favorite features of the Goodie Bag Guide is you don’t need a lot of extra tools to create almost any size bag. You use the guide to trim your paper to size. Then, using the correct pieces of the guide, you trim the top and bottom of the bag.

Goodie Bag Guide by We R Memory Keepers

Lastly, use the flat edge to score and fold your bag. Assemble each bag using adhesive.

Goodie Bag Guide by We R Memory Keepers

Then, the fun part begins of embellishing the bags. For the first one, I create a flag shape using the Banner Punch Board and some white and black cardstock.

Banner Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

I wanted to make a spider to go with the web paper. I used letters and symbols from my Thickers pack to create a fun little spider to go on the white tag.

Halloween Treat Bag with the Goodie Bag Guide by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I attached everything to the front of the bag and wrapped it with baker’s twine.

Halloween Treat Bag with the Goodie Bag Guide by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

For the candy paper bag, I used purple cardstock and striped acetone paper to create a wrap around the bag. I attached a cute orange ribbon bow to the front of the wrap.

Halloween Treat Bag with the Goodie Bag Guide by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

The last bag had the cute pumpkin paper as the base for the bag. The pumpkin paper was fun on it’s own, but I wanted a little something extra. So, I cut out a flag shape from orange paper and a dotted acetate sheet. I attached them to the bag and wrapped up the whole thing with twine.

Halloween Treat Bag with the Goodie Bag Guide by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I think the bags are so cute. They can be filled with candy, little trinkets, or even a home baked treat. The great thing about the glassine papers is that they can be used to hold food without making a mess.

Halloween Treat Bags with the Goodie Bag Guide by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Halloween Treat Bags with the Goodie Bag Guide by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies:

Goodie Bag Guide

Halloween Glassine Paper

Banner Punch Board

Cardstock

Baker’s Twine

Thickers

Acetate Sheets

 

Card Week: Guest Designer Betsy Veldman

Happy Friday friends! We’re closing off Card Week with a special guest designer, Betsy Veldman! Betsy is a wife, a SAHM to three super kids and is addicted to her paper and scissors. She loves scrapbooking and papercrafting of all kinds and is an expert cardmaker and stamper. We’re thrilled to have her!

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Betsy had the chance to play around with the Frame Punch Board and some elements from the Pebbles Girl Squad collection. Check out the beautiful card she created. We love all the yummy layers!

Frame Punch Board card by Betsy Veldman for We R Memory Keepers

Frame Punch Board card by Betsy Veldman for We R Memory Keepers

Here’s what Betsy has to say about her card:

“The Girl Squad collection is filled with my favorite colors…it’s so fun and happy!  The Frame Punch board is an amazing (yet simple!) tool.  I was impressed with how quick and easy it was to make frames of all sizes.  I cut three frames from the Girl Squad patterned papers, starting with the same overall rectangle size, and just changing the width of the frame.  I also cut the same size frames from plain cardstock — two of each size, then layered everything to create lots of dimension!  I sandwiched some diecuts between the layers, and used one of the sentiment diecuts inside the smallest frame.  For a fun finishing touch, I used the awesome striped washi tape from the Girl Squad collection around the edges of my stack of frames!”

Frame Punch Board card by Betsy Veldman for We R Memory Keepers

Frame Punch Board card by Betsy Veldman for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for joining us for Card Week! We hope you enjoy World Card Making Day tomorrow, and that you get the chance to create some beautiful cards.