New Release: Craft Storage

Oh wow. If you attend crops, have limited in-home craft storage, or just love pretty things you’re going to really enjoy today’s preview…

Meet the beautiful, new 360 Crafter’s Bag and coordinating accessories…

Crafters Bags | We R Memory Keepers

The new bags come in three very delightful colors – gray, pink + coral and a preppy green + navy.

Crafters Bags | We R Memory Keepers

In addition to the 360 Crafter’s Bag, we’re also releasing three smaller accessory bags.

Crafter's Shoulder Bag | We R Memory Keepers

And the piece we know you’ll really dig – the cup holder. The perfect size for that outrageously large Diet Coke you like to have on hand!

Crafter's Cup Holder | We R Memory Keepers

Want a closer look at these lovelies?

After watching that, can you believe how much this compact bag will hold?

The 360 Crafter’s Bag retails for $119, while the Crafter’s Shoulder Bag is priced at $39.99 and the Crafter’s Cup Holder is a cool $7.99.

All of the new bags will ship to retailers in February!

Who’s excited about this pretty craft room on wheels?

New Release: Cakes + Candles

We love sharing a specialty line every once in a while. Cakes + Candles is a classic take on birthdays, that will have you ready to PAAARTAY! The best part? The design is perfect for both boys and girls.

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Cakes + Candles will ship to retailers beginning in February!

Would you like to win the Cakes + Candles collection? Leave us a comment and let us know what you like best about this line.

New Release: Hello Darling

Hello darlings! You’re simply going to love our latest paper collection “Hello Darling.”

 

Hello Darling paper collection | We R Memory Keepers

 

Bright colors headline this fun paper collection, that boasts 12 double-sided cardstock papers, 12×12 and 6×6 paper pads, cork and enamel stickers, alpha blocks and ephemera.

Would you like to win the full collection? Leave us a comment letting us know how you’d use an every day collection like Hello Darling.

New Release: Photo Sleeve Fuse and Waterfall Pockets

Oh friends. We are so very excited about today’s release. New for winter 2015…

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We R Memory Keepers Photo Sleeve Fuse @wermemorykeeper

The new Photo Sleeve Fuse is all that and a bag of chips. You can use this tool to cut and seal intricate photo pockets, add flips and flaps and fuse pockets closed to make sure all of your sentimental keepsakes are tucked inside safely!

Imagine the things you can create with a single photo pocket page. Sigh…

We R Memory Keepers Photo Sleeve Fuse and Waterfall PocketsFuse fun waterfall style pockets into your existing pages with these easy-to-use sleeves.

The fuse will ship to retailers beginning in February and will retail for $29.99.

Excited much? Well, get ready for more fun…We’re giving away one Fuse and a set of Waterfall Sleeves. To enter, leave us a comment telling us what you’d love to create with the Fuse.

**This giveaway is currently open to residents of Canada and the U.S. as giveaway product is not compatible with all international electrical currents.

Winter Preview Series

Happy New Year We R fans! We’re excited to be back after the holidays. Even better? We’re kicking off 2015 with a series of posts showcasing the new product we’re releasing this winter!

Would you love a little preview of things to come?

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Today we’re giving you a little sneak peek at the two new paper lines we will be releasing, along with a storage device and a new tool. We think they’re going to knock your socks off!

Let’s kick this little peek up a notch. Can you identify the purpose of the tool we’re introducing in image the third image? Guess right and you could receive the tool as a gift! To participate, simply leave us a comment below with your guess!

Join us for the remainder of the week for fun updates and more information on our new winter releases!

American Crafts Warehouse Sale

Exciting news for our Utah readers! American Crafts will be hosting its annual warehouse sale once again beginning Nov. 20.

Now that we’ve joined the AC family, you will be able to find loads of fun We R Memory Keepers products at the sale for a GREAT deal!

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This year, American Crafts will offer special daily deals that offer even more savings, so be sure to sign up to have the deals sent directly to your inbox. Come visit us and stock up for the year!

Washi Tape Planner

Washi tape not only adds color and style to craft projects, but it can spruce up your household supplies and personal items as well. Last week I picked up this cute little purse size planner. I loved the cut out cover and the sleek black with bright pops of yellow, but I decided it needed some more color so I pulled out my Washi Tape Multi Pack and got busy customizing my planner.

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First of all I added several strips of washi tape to the solid yellow page behind the cut out cover. I love the yellow, but it just needed a bit more color. Much better, don’t you think?

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Then I added some washi tape tabs to mark the first page of each month. I love the color that the tabs add, plus they’ll save me some time trying to find the page I’m looking for. I’m all about time savers, and if they’re cute and crafty…even better! To help keep track of the pen that goes with my planner I added a strip of yellow washi tape at the top.

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I hope you enjoyed washi tape week here on the blog, and that you found some fun inspiration and ideas to use. If you need some more washi tape inspiration, you can check out THIS POST with several fun ideas for using washi tape on layouts, cards, and home decor projects.

~Aly

Supplies:

Washi tape–Multi Pack

Washi Tape Wall Art

Sometimes I get a little bee in my bonnet and I just feel like freshening up my home decor a bit. This week I had one of those days and decided to use my craft stash to create a fun piece of washi tape wall art inspired by The Crafted Sparrow. I love the pop of color it adds to the room–perfect for the summer months!

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I used my Cricut machine to cut out some words from a 10 x 13 inch piece of poster board. You can also print letters to use as template and cut them out with a craft knife from poster board or mat board. Be sure to use a nice thick sans serif font. Capital letters work well since they’re all the same height.

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Then I covered a piece of white cardstock with strips of washi tape in a fun summer color palette. I picked mostly warm colors, and threw in one cool sea foam color to balance them out.

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After trimming the excess tape off the edges with my Large Precision Scissors (since they’re non-stick) I adhered the washi covered cardstock behind the poster board and placed them both into the frame. Letter tip: be sure to save the center of any letters and add them to the washi covered cardstock like I did with my letter “O”.

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For more in-depth details regarding this project, visit The Crafted Sparrow.

~Aly

Supplies:

Washi Tape
Large Precision Scissors

Washi Tape Storage

One dilemma that plagues many crafters and scrapbookers is how to store their favorite supplies. Washi tape storage is a particularly common issue that I’ve heard a lot of crafters discuss online and in person. To help solve this dilemma I’ve got a fun storage idea that also doubles as a fun piece of decor for your craft room or office–washi tape shutter storage!

Washi Tape Storage by Aly Dosdall

I used my pretty We R Shutter Memo Holder to double as my washi tape storage. You can also find old shutters at yard sales, consignment stores, or antique stores and give them a fresh coat of paint. Then I grabbed some paper clips from my home office, bent the into an “S” hook shape, and hung them on the rungs of the shutter.

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I skipped every other rung to allow enough room for the washi tape to hang. Then I placed a strip of each roll of tape on a scrap piece of white cardstock and punch it out with my Index Tab Punch. I adhered each tab to the rung just above each roll of tape so I know what each roll of tape looks like and where to put it back when I’m done using it.

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I love having my washi tape out of display and being able to see each roll of tape clearly. And I love the adorable shutter and the fun feel that it adds to my craft room.

Come back tomorrow for an awesome idea for summer home decor using washi tape!

~Aly

Supplies:

Washi Tape
Shutter Memo Holder
Index Tab Punch

 

Washi Tape Feathers

Washi tape is definitely one of my go-to craft supplies. It’s super versatile, colorful, cute, and easy to use. In honor of this fabulous craft supply I’m dedicating a week’s worth of blog posts full of clever ideas and inspiration for how to use washi tape.

Washi Tape Feathers by Aly Dosdall

I’ll kick things off this week with a tutorial for creating washi tape feathers that you can add to any craft project, be it scrapbook layouts, cards, albums made easy pages, or other paper crafts. These little guys are easy to make and only require a few household supplies.

Start with a twist tie or small strand of craft wire. Add a piece of washi tape to the back, sticky side up. Add another piece directly on top of the first one.

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Continue to add more washi tape pieces on each side of the first set until it’s wide enough to cut out and form and a feather shape with fringe.  Use the end of the twist tie to attach it to your craft projects.

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I added my feathers to a gift bag I made with the Gift Bag Punch Board from the Farmers Market Paper Pack. I love how the beautiful colors of the tape blend together, and the patterns are fabulous!

Now it’s your turn to pull out your washi tape and get busy. You can try this project, or you can try something entirely different, but just have fun!

~Aly

Supplies:

Washi tape–Sea Foam, Butter, Pomegranate
Farmer’s Market Paper Pack
Gift Bag Punch Board
Sew Easy Baker’s Twine