Peekaboo Gift Boxes with the Mini Clear Cut Punches

Hi there!  It’s Rebecca today and I’m sharing a new favorite way to add extra fun to gift wrapped packages.  WRMK introduced some new Clear Cut Punches a couple months ago, which offer the ease of a shaped punch with the added ability to punch anywhere on your paper.  I took full advantage of this benefit to create my peekaboo gift boxes.

Peekaboo Gift Boxes with the Mini Clear Cut Punches by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I started with the fixings for making some boxes with 12×12 scrapbook papers by DCWV’s Easy Peasy stack.  I made enough to create three 4″ x 4″ x 4″ boxes with the 1-2-3 Punchboard.  After following the directions, I scored the proper lines, but didn’t assemble them yet, as I thought it would be easier to use the Clear Cut Punches on flat paper.

Peekaboo Gift Boxes with the Mini Clear Cut Punches by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I chose 1″ circles and 1″ stars for the little peekaboo windows and punched the shapes into what would become the sides of the boxes.  Sandwich your paper between the top and bottom of the punches and align the “UP” punch top (clear aqua plastic circle that goes with the white top) and the arrow that points up on the aqua base of the punch.  This allows for the magnets in the punches to set together and you get a clean punch with ease.  I punched a few shapes per side.

Peekaboo Gift Boxes with the Mini Clear Cut Punches by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

On two of the boxes, I used decorative paper to cover each block on the inside.  This offers a contrasting design inside each punched window.  It also stabilizes the box frame and makes it a little thicker and sturdier.  Be mindful of where you place your adhesive, though, being cautious around the punched-out shapes.  You don’t want unsightly adhesive showing through!

Peekaboo Gift Boxes with the Mini Clear Cut Punches by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

For the third box, I tried something extra fun, filling some flat 3 1/4″ square acetate bags with gold sequins.  You can use regular acetate sheets if you’d rather.  I placed each sequin pack over the punched-out windows, and used clear tape to adhere them, again being careful so it isn’t seen through any of the windows.  I then backed each bag with a peach-colored patterned paper from Amy Tangerine.

Peekaboo Gift Boxes with the Mini Clear Cut Punches by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

The sequins in this extra-special gift box shake when the box shakes!  You can try using colored paper trimmings for confetti, of even glitter instead of sequins.  I topped the box with a trio of yarn pom poms and some peach twine.

Peekaboo Gift Boxes with the Mini Clear Cut Punches by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

For my other packages, I used green grosgrain ribbon and made bows with the 1-2-3 Punchboard.  I made them in size Large and in the same papers that are seen through the punched windows.

Peekaboo Gift Boxes with the Mini Clear Cut Punches by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

You can do all kinds of fun things with the Clear-Cut punches, from scrapbooking to cardmaking to gift wrapping!  I hope you’ll give these festive boxes a try–I can’t wait to give these away!

Peekaboo Gift Boxes with the Mini Clear Cut Punches by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies:

Clear Cut Punch – 1″ Circle

Clear Cut Punch – 1″ Star

1-2-3 Punchboard

Pom Pom Maker

Mini Trimmer

 

How to Make Shaker Cards with the Mini Clear Cut Punches

Hello We R Fans! Happy summer, finally! The warm temps leave me wanting to be outside all day, but I still need to make cards for birthdays and friends. Leave it to We R Memory Keepers to make tools to make card-making fast and easy, and of course, it will still be adorable! The new Clear Cut Punch Minis are cute and so helpful for any paper crafting! Check out how I made quick shaker cards that make me smile!

Shaker Cards with the Mini Clear Cut Punches by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Shaker Cards with the Mini Clear Cut Punches by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

The Oh, Summertime papers from Pebbles, Inc, have bright colors and have a sheet of 2×2 squares.  Inside those squares are images that I knew would be perfect to punch out and turn into tiny shakers! That’s the best part about the Clear Cut Punches-you can see exactly where you will punch, highlighting the best parts of your patterned papers!

Shaker Cards with the Mini Clear Cut Punches by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I began by cutting individual squares from the patterned paper. I placed a square of paper on the base of the punch. When I placed my punch down on my work surface, I made sure that the small arrow on the base was pointing upwards. On top of the paper, the teal disc was placed. It lines up with the magnets on the punch base. The teal disc also has the word “up” on it, to make lining up even easier.

If your patterned paper image is not lined up quite as you wish, gently slide the paper around, leaving the teal disc on top. The paper moves easily and the opening on the inside shows what part of the image will be punched from the paper.

Shaker Cards with the Mini Clear Cut Punches by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To begin my shaker-making, I placed the square of patterned paper on my card base. (striped paper is my base) Adhesive was applied to the circle that was punched away and then the circle was placed back in its spot. By doing this, my images will all align and create a complete image.

Shaker Cards with the Mini Clear Cut Punches by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To the back of the square patterned paper, adhesive was added, along with clear transparency. Foam squares were adhered around the opening on top of the transparency. These two steps create the shaker.

To the circle on the card base, I added my sequins, keeping them completely inside the shape. Then the backing was removed from the foam and the image placed over the top. Shaker done. Adorably done!

Shaker Cards with the Mini Clear Cut Punches by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

What will you punch with your Clear Cut Punch Minis?

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

  • Clear Cut Punch Mini Circle
  • Trim & Score Board

Pebbles:

  • Oh, Summertime 12×12 papers

American Crafts:

  • Sticky Thumb; adhesive runner, foam adhesive

Mini Laser Square Project Ideas

Happy Friday crafters! This week we’ve been sharing ways the new Mini Laser Square helps create perfectly spaced and aligned projects, making crafting that much easier. Today we’ve got a roundup of craft projects featuring the Mini Laser Square from our amazing in house design team. Get ready to pin some fabulous ideas!

Handmade Cards featuring the Mini Laser Square by We R Memory Keepers

The Mini Laser Square is perfect for small scale craft projects, like these pretty handmade cards. Use it to align sentiments and embellishments, like stickers or enamel dots. It’s perfect for even spacing and borders too!

DIY Party Decor featuring the Mini Laser Square by We R Memory Keepers

Making your own party decor? The Mini Laser Square can help with that! Get banners, garlands and letters space and lined up exactly how you want them.

DIY Home Decor featuring the Mini Laser Square by We R Memory Keepers

Have you ever finished a home decor project only to notice that all your hard work is for nothing because it’s crooked? No more crooked lines with the Mini Laser Square! You can be confident your lines are straight on any project.

DIY Canvas Decor featuring the Mini Laser Square by We R Memory Keepers

We’re loving these DIY washi tape canvases! They’re hung perfectly spaced and perfectly straight thanks to the Mini Laser Square. It’s perfect for hanging gallery walls.

Planner Cover featuring the Mini Laser Square by We R Memory Keepers

Decorate your planner with confidence using the Mini Laser Square. Whether you’re placing washi tape, drawing grids, or handlettering you can be sure your planner will be straight and square!

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to grab a Mini Laser Square in stores or online. It’s a must-have for any crafter.

Planner Divider with the Mini Laser Square

Hello everybody! Soraya here today to show you a fun tutorial to make your own summer divider for your planner using the absolutely cute Mini Laser Square! You will need some liquid inks, a water spray, a plastic bag, a brush pen and a thin marker, some washi tape and tne Planner Punch Board.

Planner Divider Mini Laser Square by Soraya Maes-1

First of all, trim a white cardstock according to the right dimension of your planner. Mine is the Mini Memory Planner by Heidi Swapp so my cardstock measures 17×9.5 cm. Use the Trim & Score Board for an easy cut. Then punch the holes with the Planner Punch Board refering to the chart of planners you have on the back of the punch.

Planner Divider Mini Laser Square by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersPlanner Divider Mini Laser Square by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

On a plastic bag put some drops of liquid ink : yellow and pink. Spray some water to dilute the pigments then flip the bag onto the paper and spread the color. Use a heat gun to dry it well.

Planner Divider Mini Laser Square by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersPlanner Divider Mini Laser Square by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersPlanner Divider Mini Laser Square by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Time to play with Mini Laser Square! Place your cardstock on the tool and use some washi tape to secure the paper. Turn it on and place the laser where you want to write on the cardstock. With a black brush pen, write “july” on the line. So easy and so fun!

Planner Divider Mini Laser Square by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersPlanner Divider Mini Laser Square by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersPlanner Divider Mini Laser Square by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersPlanner Divider Mini Laser Square by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Then add the rest of the title “for ice cream” going down the laser line by line! Use different tips of brush pen and marker to give a dynamic effect.

Planner Divider Mini Laser Square by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersPlanner Divider Mini Laser Square by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersPlanner Divider Mini Laser Square by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersPlanner Divider Mini Laser Square by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Add some washi tape accents to your divider. You can also place a little ice cream in the middle of the title!

Planner Divider Mini Laser Square by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

And voilà! Your divider is now ready to sublimate your planner spread!

Planner Divider Mini Laser Square by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersPlanner Divider Mini Laser Square by Soraya Maes for We R Memory KeepersPlanner Divider Mini Laser Square by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

I hope you had fun joining me! Happy creating everyone and until next time!

Soraya.

 

List of supplies :

Mini Laser Square

Mini Memory Planner

Amy Tangerine washi tapes

Planner Punch Board

Trim & Score Board

 

 

 

Handmade Cards with the Mini Laser Square

Hello everyone! It’s Eva on the blog today sharing a card trio using the new Mini Laser Square.

Handmade Cards with the Mini Laser Square by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

The Mini Laser Square is perfect for cards, envelopes and crafting on the go. It has a sliding laser guide so you aligning die cuts, sticker, stamps, etc. quick and easy.

For my first card I decided to align some die cut letters. I simply put my card on the Mini Laser Square, moved the laser guide to the desired height and use the laser to perfectly align my letters. Super easy and perfect for batch projects.

Handmade Cards with the Mini Laser Square by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I used some foam dots to give more dimension to my letters and then embellished with some acetate shapes. Tip: If you are using foam dots, glue the last letters first so the height doesn’t alter the laser.

Handmade Cards with the Mini Laser Square by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

By the way, this gorgeous papers and embellishments are form the Color Fresh collection by Heidi Swapp!

Handmade Cards with the Mini Laser Square by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

For the second card, I used my Mini Laser Square to align stamps. It is a great technique if you need to change stamps and colors each time! You can also create perfect spacing between each line because the laser squares has measures in inches and centimeters.

Handmade Cards with the Mini Laser Square by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory KeepersHandmade Cards with the Mini Laser Square by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Finally, for the last card I used my watercolors and thanks to the laser square I could perfectly align my letters! For all the hand lettering lovers out there this is a must have tool!

Handmade Cards with the Mini Laser Square by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory KeepersHandmade Cards with the Mini Laser Square by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

See how easy it was to use the Mini Laser Square? I bet you can think of other fun ways to use this tool. I am super happy with mine and love to have a mini version for small scale projects.

Handmade Cards with the Mini Laser Square by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for joining me today!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Mini Laser Square

Color Fresh by Heidi Swapp

DIY Patriotic Decor with the Foil Quill

Hey there We R friends, it’s Aly here again! Happy Wednesday, and welcome to the blog. Tomorrow is Independence Day for us here in the U.S., and I’ve got a festive patriotic DIY decor idea to share with you featuring the Foil Quill.

DIY Patriotic Decor with the Foil Quill by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Patriotic Decor with the Foil Quill by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

The focal point of my patriotic decor is this vinyl sign that I made with the Foil Quill and the Crate Paper Magnet Studio 10×14 frame.

Foiled Vinyl Patriotic Sign with the Foil Quill by We R Memory Keepers

The design file comes from the We R Holiday USB Drive, which has 200 SVG files perfect for cutting or foiling for any holiday during the year.

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I started by opening the design in my software and resizing it to fit my frame. Then I created a simple circle pattern to foil over the vinyl before cutting it out. Watch the video below to see how I was able to foil and cut this project with my Silhouette Cameo 3.

Once I completed my foiled vinyl design and added it to my frame, I wanted to create a few more DIY decor items to accompany it. First, I used the Tassel Loom to make what I call a Waterfall Tassel Garland. I simply made my 6 inch tassels, and then used a yarn needle to string them all together and hang them.

Waterfall Tassel Garland by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Next, I made a couple of mini garlands with some gold glitter paper and a gold mylar sheet. I used my circle and star Mini Clear Cut Punches (1 inch) to make them.

Mini Gold Paper Garlands by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I love using them to punch out lots of shapes from my paper scraps because I can move them anywhere on my paper to punch, which means I can use EVERY INCH of my paper scraps. So satisfying, right?!?

We R Memory Keepers Mini Clear Cut Punch--Star

We R Memory Keepers Mini Clear Cut Punch--Circle

I threw in a flag and a plant decorated with blue striped washi tape to complete my patriotic vignette, and I love how it turned out!

DIY Patriotic Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Foil Vinyl Patriotic Sign with the Foil Quill by We R Memory Keepers

 

DIY Patriotic Decor with the Foil Quill by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for stopping by today, and Happy Independence Day to all of our friends in the USA!

Supplies:

Foil Quill Standard Tip
Foil Quill Gold Foil
Holiday USB Design Drive
Red Vinyl
Tassel Loom
Mini Clear Cut Punch–Star
Mini Clear Cut Punch–Circle
Gold Stitch Happy Thread
3-in-1 Weeding Tool
Large Bone Folder
Crate Paper Magnet Studio–10×14 Frame

 

 

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