Shaped Christmas Card Set

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with fun, festive, and handmade cards for the holidays! Everyone loves to make (and get) a handmade card in the mail, but during the holidays, our time is at a premium. Once again, We R Memory Keepers is bringing us a tool that saves time and makes us look good! The Circle Spin & Trim is a tool that makes creating circles of just about any size a snap! Smooth and easy to use, check out how I used it on these ornament cards.

Shaped Christmas Card Set featuring the Circle Spinby Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Making these cards took so little time. And how cute are they? Not your everyday Christmas card, that is for sure!

Shaped Christmas Card Set featuring the Circle Spin & Trim by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

The blades for the Circle Spin & Trim sit in the top of the tool. Love the on-board storage and the fact that there are two blades! To cut, one blade easily twists into the guides on the center of the tool. You can choose from so many different sizes!

Shaped Christmas Card Set featuring the Circle Spin & Trim by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

After the blade is inserted, place your paper inside the Circle Spin & Trim. Firmly close the lid. See the piece that looks like a “Sorry” game board piece? It’s the handle. Simply turn the handle and it will cut your circle.

Shaped Christmas Card Set featuring the Circle Spin & Trim by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I cut out circles from green, red, aqua, and pink cardstock. Two for each card-for a front and back.

On one set of circles, I stamped and heat embossed the word joy. On the others, I added layers of stripes, created with white cardstock.

Shaped Christmas Card Set featuring the Circle Spin & Trim by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To make the ornament hanger, I trimmed silver glitter cardstock to size. (approximately 1” x 1”) I scored each piece of glitter cardstock in half, adhering one side to each piece of cardstock.

To have a place to “hang” the ornament from, I used my We R Memory Keepers Reinforcer Hole Punch. Punching the rings from the same silver glitter cardstock. Each ring was glued to the top, as shown.

Shaped Christmas Card Set featuring the Circle Spin & Trim by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

On the inside of each card, I added another circle, one that was the next size smaller. Look at that perfect layering! Yay! The circle gave me a place to write some quick words.

Shaped Christmas Card Set featuring the Circle Spin & Trim by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

After making these, I had so many more ideas! Wouldn’t it be cute to place a photo on the inside, above the writing? Oooh, and these would make adorable tags on Christmas gifts. Or just to use as ornaments themselves! What will you make with your Circle Spin & Trim?

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

Bazzill:

Various cardstock

Christmas Coptic Book

Hello everyone! It’s Eva Pizarro on the blog today bringing you a Christmas Coptic Book made with the Book Binding Guide.

Christmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding Guide

The Bookbinding Guide has everything you need to create Coptic, Japanese and Saddle bindings and create stunning Mini Books in minutes! I have been wanting to create a Coptic Book and I thought it would be fun to create one for Christmas and leave everything ready for the busiest days of the year.

To create the Christmas Coptic Book wrap chipboard covers with your favorite patterned papers, I am using the lovely Merry Days collection by Crate Paper that has wonderful vintage feeling.

Christmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding Guide

Cut several pages and group them 3 at a time. Once you fold them in half you will notice that the edges are not even. Use your Mini Magnetic Mat and your Craft Knife to cut the excess.

Christmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding GuideChristmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding Guide

Open the Book Binding Guide and place the pages on the left side of the tool. The tool has a natural inclination so you can place the pages in the middle and the holes will be perfectly aligned with the creasing line.  Use the needle to punch holes, I like to mark the holes I am using so I don’t get confused.

Christmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding GuideChristmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding Guide

Untwist the circles on the left side and put them on the right side of the tool. You will also need to flip the hole guide to use it on the covers because on other side the hole guide is completely flat.

Christmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding Guide

Use a coptic binding to keep everything together. You can search video tutorial but it is really easy and all you have to do is repeat the same steps over and over. To start, thread your curved needle with waxed thread. Make a little knot and go from the inside to the outside of the first group of papers.

Christmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding Guide

Tie the back cover by passing the needle from the outside to the inside of the cover and making a knot with the curved needle.

Christmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding GuideChristmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding Guide

Go inside the paper group from the same hole and exit trough the next hole.

Christmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding GuideChristmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding Guide

Repeat the same steps until the cover is completely attached to the first group of papers. Now, instead of going inside the papers from the same exit hole, add another group of papers and go inside the second group.

Christmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding Guide

The steps are absolutely the same here, the only difference will be that you’ll need to loop around the previous paper outer stitch before making that final move into the interior. This will help to hold everything together.

Christmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding Guide

On this step you can ad beads, little embellishments, chipboard shapes, sequins, etc. just make sure you tighten your thread after adding every embellishment.

Christmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding Guide

Once you have attached the front cover make a knot inside the last group of papers and cut the thread.

Christmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding Guide

Embellish your mini book with chipboard shapes, stickers and die cuts. Make sure you don’t add too many 3d embellishments otherwise you won’t be able to close the book!

Christmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding Guide

Another tip I have is that you don’t add too many embellishments to the binding because the stitching looks very nice!

Christmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding Guide

These books are really cute and I think they are perfect for this busy holiday season! Lots of pages to record the best month of the year! Now with the Book Binding Guide you can have everything you need to create them an easily align everything without the hassle of measuring and marking every page.

Christmas Coptic Book by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Book Binding Guide

Have a great day

Eva

 

Supplies

Book Binding Guide
Mini Magnetic Mat
Craft Knife
Merry Days Collection by Crate Paper

 

 

Holiday Themed Scrapbook Page

Hello, hello!  It’s Rebecca here today and I can’t believe how close we are to Christmas!  I know it’s still 6 weeks away, but that 6 weeks goes by so fast!  For me, so many things get lost in the holiday hustle, so this year I’m making more of an effort to not let that happen.  I don’t do too much in the way of scrapbooking, but every now and then, something extra special transpires, and I’ll want to remember it (and my feelings about it) forever.

Holiday Themed Scrapbook Page by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Last December, I was buried in work and trying to meet deadlines and my kids were driving me crazy!  I think they were arguing, then wrestling, then arguing, then high-pitched screaming.  I finally separated them and told them to do something creative.  My then-7-year-old son took it upon himself to write a letter to Santa Claus and when he showed it to me later that night, my heart melted.  I held onto this letter all year and as the kids have been talking about starting their letters to Santa early this year, I pulled it out and decided this was just the sort of thing I wanted to remember.

Holiday Themed Scrapbook Page by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I scanned the original letter into the computer and shrunk it down just a bit with photo editing software, then re-printed it.  I did this because I wanted to make it a little smaller to work with my 12×12 patterned paper, and because I had the idea that I wanted it to be sticking out of an envelope.

Holiday Themed Scrapbook Page by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

How awesome is it that I could make my own envelope, in the size I wanted to use, with my 1-2-3 Punch Board?!  I could have used a boring long white envelope, but this way, I also got to use the patterned paper I wanted.

Holiday Themed Scrapbook Page by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I followed the easy directions to create an envelope that was 4” W x 8” L from some Crate Paper Fa La La paper.  After assembling the envelope, I made an extra fold to the bottom flap, simply folding the top portion over to create a lower, flattened opening rather than the taller, pointed version.  This also allows for the addition of some extra embellishments in that space.

Holiday Themed Scrapbook Page by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I backed the letter copy with red cardstock and slid it into the envelope, tucking various die cuts into the front of the envelope for more color.

Holiday Themed Scrapbook Page by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Texture and dimension are often a key design element in whatever I’m creating, and that was no different here.  I ruffled gold and white crepe papers along the sides of the back of my letter/envelope ensemble, as well as scraps of gold crepe along the top and bottom edges.  Then I adhered it all to the green buffalo check base paper.

Holiday Themed Scrapbook Page by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

There were a few more small touches to put in place before my layout was complete; I jotted down the journaling part so I could indeed remember this moment—and my first instinct really was to go out that night and get my son ‘a cute litl pup’!  (But we didn’t, and we still don’t have a dog so…)

Holiday Themed Scrapbook Page by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Because this is a holiday layout, I thought it would be apropos to include a glittery ribbon bow and a tassel, both of which were easily made with We R Memory Keepers tools—the Bow and Tassel Looms, respectively.

Holiday Themed Scrapbook Page by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory KeepersHoliday Themed Scrapbook Page by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Like I mentioned, I don’t do too much scrapbooking or memory keeping, but every time I do, I remember how fun and satisfying it is.  Just as I will get sentimental looking back at this page years from now, I’m sure my son will enjoy it, too…but I doubt it will make up for the fact that Santa did not bring him a puppy that Christmas!

 

Supplies:

1-2-3 Punch Board

Bow Loom

Tassel Loom

Holiday Planner

Hey there, We R readers, Laura here today! I love binders, organizing, and planning. Writing everything out on paper gets it all out of my head and makes me feel like I have it all together. A few years ago, I created a regular sized 3-ring holiday binder. I leave it at home, but sometimes I need some of the information while I am out. I thought it would be fun to create a portable holiday planner I can take with me.

Holiday Planner by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I started by using a Heidi Swapp memory planner. I took out all the months except for November and December. I added the dates to the calendar, so I can keep track of all our holiday plans for these two months.

Then, I created some dividers out of heavy cardstock. I used the tab punch board to create tabs on each one. I used the planner punch board to punch the holes in the dividers. I love that I can use the planner punch board for all my planners that each have a different hole pattern on the side.

Holiday Planner by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I wanted the stability and weight of cardstock for the dividers, but plain cardstock can be kind of boring. I added some fun word art from the DCWV Christmas Stack. I adhered them using my tape runner and then added a little glitter tape for some sparkle. For the front page of the binder I also added the year with gold thickers.

Holiday Planner by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I trimmed some plain white copy paper to size and then used the planner punch board to punch holes in the pages. The All in One Journal Tool is perfect for creating lists in my planner. I created a gift list using the checkboxes and lines. It is thin enough, I can slip it in the pocket of the planner for on the go.

Holiday Planner by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I also created lined paper using the All in One Journal Tool and the gridded clipboard of the travel workspace to create some lined paper for my to do list.

Holiday Planner by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

For the gift section I thought it would be helpful to create a little pocket I could slip receipts into. I like to keep all my holiday receipts together, so I can track my budget, plus I have them in case of returns. I trimmed my paper to twice the width of a normal page in the planner. I used the trim and score board to score a line down the middle. I folded it in half, and then trimmed some of the excess paper along the top on the back to make it easier to slip the receipts in and out.

We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board

I used the hole reinforcer punch to create some coordinating hole reinforcements. This envelope will get more use than other pages, and this will help to keep it lasting all season long.

Holiday Planner by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Each section of the planner has a specific purpose. The front calendar section will help me keep track of our holiday plans. I can also add dates as I get them, so I don’t overbook our holiday.

Holiday Planner by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

The next section is for to dos and lists. I always think of things while I am out and this way, I can keep a running to do list in one convenient spot.

Holiday Planner by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I can add my gift lists to the next section, so I always have them with me when I am shopping.

Holiday Planner by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

The little envelope is perfect for storing receipts on the go. I love the little “Do not open until December 25th” card I found in the Christmas Stack.

Holiday Planner by Laura Silva for We R Memory KeepersHoliday Planner by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Lastly, I have a place to keep my holiday menu plans and grocery lists. I am going to make another little envelope like the one for the receipts to hold coupons at the front of this section.

Holiday Planner by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

To label the tabs, I simply wrote on each one with a metallic marker.

Holiday Planner by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I love that I can take this little planner with me. I can add to it all season long and it will be a helpful reference for next year to make planning for the holidays even easier!

Supplies

Heidi Swapp Memory Planner

Cardstock

Tab Punch Board

Planner Punch Board

DCWV Christmas Stack

Glitter Tape

Thickers

Trim and Score Board

Hole Reinforcer Punch

All in One Journal Tool

Travel Workspace

 

Wire Wrapped Holiday Candles

Hello and Happy Friday! It’s Aly here again and I’ve got a cool hostess gift idea to share. I’ve seen some really cool wire crafts making their way around the interwebs and I love how wire can be incorporated into just about any project. I decided to make some holiday candles with my Wick Candle Maker, and throw some Happy Jig wire at them to see what happened.

Wire Wrapped Holiday Candles by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

 

The combination of handmade candles and wire designs make for a unique hostess gift set. I started by making some candles with my Wick and the new Silicone Molds. I added some delicious holiday scents, and went with traditional red and green colors for the candles.

Wire Wrapped Holiday Candles by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Important tips: 1) remind your recipient to remove the paper gift tag before lighting the candles; 2) The Wick Wire is not flammable but it does get hot near a flame, so use caution.

Once I finished the candles, I selected some holiday designs from the Happy Jig Instagram account (@werhappyjig) and used the free templates available there. I first chose the star design for my green diamond shaped candle, and I altered it slightly to look more like a holiday star. Here’s the template I ended up using.

Happy Jig Holiday Star

I left a lot of excess wire so I could wrap it around the candle. I used a household object in a cone shape (funnel) to wrap the wire around so I didn’t scratch and scuff up the candle in the process.

step out 2_wrap wire around cone shape

When I finished wrapping, I cut off the extra and gently slipped the formed wire spiral over the candle.

Wire Wrapped Holiday Candles by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Next, I selected the reindeer head design for my red sphere candle. I made the reindeer head exactly as it is found on the @werhappyjig Instagram account, except I started and finished my wire down at the bottom of the design. Here’s the template I used:

Happy Jig Deer Head

Once I finished the reindeer head I wrapped the extra wire around a tennis ball (since it’s the same size as the sphere shaped candle) and trimmed it. Then I slipped it gently over my candle.

Wire Wrapped Holiday Candles by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

 

To finish off my candles, I added some gift tags that I cut out from the DCWV Red and White Christmas Premium Stack.

step out 4_gift tags

I used my Sticky Piercer to make a small hole in each tag, and then tied them onto the wire around the candles with some American Crafts Twine.

Wire Wrapped Holiday Candles by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers 9

 

During the holidays most of our dinner parties are with extended family, so I can’t wait to share these with my sister-in-law! I think she’s going to love them. Thanks for stopping by, and have a awesome and crafty weekend friends!

Supplies:

Wick Candle Maker Kit
Happy Jig Tool
Happy Jig Wire
Sticky Piercer
Detail Scissors
DCWV Red and White Christmas Premium 12×12 Stack

Thank You Cards with the Pocket Punch Board

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here today with a trio of thank you cards. This time of year always reminds us to put our focus on gratitude and sending thank you cards is such an amazing way to express that sentiment. Using the new We R Memory Keepers Pocket Punch Board helped me make several thank you cards quickly, check them out.

Thank You Cards featuring the Pocket Punch Board by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

The Pocket Punch Board is another wonderful addition to the punch board family! This tool allows you to make several different types of pockets. And of course, it comes with an amazing guide to create pockets in whatever dimension you need for your project!

Thank You Cards featuring the Pocket Punch Board by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

The reason I was pumped about the Pocket Punch Board was this patterned paper from Pebbles that I have been hoarding. The paper was full of gorgeous thank you tags and making pockets gave me the perfect way to use them on my cards!

Thank You Cards featuring the Pocket Punch Board by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Because of the tags I would be using, I chose the pocket design with the notch. The Pocket Punch Board is incredibly easy to use. With two cuts, three scores, and a punch, my pocket was done! On these cards, I made the 4” x 3.5” pockets.

Thank You Cards featuring the Pocket Punch Board by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

There is something about the notch at the top of these pockets that gets me! Maybe it’s the nostalgic feel of library card pockets? Whatever it is, I love the look!

All the tags on my cards were cut from patterned paper. I used my Cropadile to punch the holes in the tags and threaded thick twine through each one.

Thank You Cards featuring the Pocket Punch Board by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

On each pocket, I added another thank you phrase, because, can you ever say thank you enough? I also added some stickers. While these stickers were clear, I placed them on white cardstock and trimmed them out. This made them pop more and stand out better.

Thank You Cards featuring the Pocket Punch Board by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

What will you put inside your pockets?

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers

Pebbles

Gratitude Jar

Hello everyone! Welcome to the We R blog! It’s Eva Pizarro here today sharing how to turn a common mason jar into a Gratitude Jar with the help of your favorite We R tools.

Grateful Jar by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Gratitude is a beautiful virtue and what better way to practice it than with a Gratitude Jar? You can use it with your family or to give to a friend during this holiday season. I decorated the jar and the lid and also hung a tag with a few papers for writing down things you’re grateful for.

Grateful Jar by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To make the tag I cut some 2×3 plain copy paper and then used the Perforate blade on my Dial Trimmer to make them tearable.

Dial Trimmer by We R Memory Keepers

I stapled my paper together with The Staple Board set at “L” for large, and then glued this pad of paper to a tag.

Staple Board by We R Memory Keepers

The tag has a scallop border made with the Dial Trimmer and I used the Reinforce Hole Punch to decorate it.

Grateful Jar by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

The jar is just a common mason jar that has a Thickers phrase attached. I love these pink Thickers from The Heart of Home Collection by Pebbles. Aren’t they super cute?

Grateful Jar by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Finally, to decorate the lid I used some papers from the same collection and a heart I made using my Heart Clear Cut Punch. You can punch anywhere on the page and align everything perfectly. I love these punches!

Clear Cut Heart Punch by We R Memory Keepers

Have you ever made a Grateful Jar? You can start this year! Teach your kids that you can find a reason to be grateful everyday.

Grateful Jar by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a great week!

Eva

 

Supplies:
Reinforce Hole Punch
Clear Cut Punch–Heart
Dial Trimmer
Staple Board
Heart of Home Collection by Pebbles Inc

Gratitude Journal with the Journal Studio

Hello We R Memory Keepers fans! Soraya here today to share some of my Gratitude Journal spreads using the fabulous new Journal Studio tools!

Gratitude Journal by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers featuring the new Journal Studio Tools and Storage and the Journal Studio collection by American Crafts

The Travel Workspace is so handy and smart that you can use it at home too, place your tools in its pockets and place your inserts under the elastics! My opening page is made with hand lettering. I added some washi tape thanks to the Washi Tape Keychain which contains samples of my favorite We R washi tape!

Gratitude Journal by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers featuring the new Journal Studio Tools and Storage and the Journal Studio collection by American Crafts

Gratitude Journal by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers featuring the new Journal Studio Tools and Storage and the Journal Studio collection by American Crafts

The mini trimmer is so cute! And it has the ideal size to trim my photos and other small pieces of paper I need for my Gratitude Journal.

Mini Trimmer by We R Memory Keepers

When it comes to writing down my journaling, I love using different types and styles. This is why I hand lettered the title “my family” and used the new Magnetic Stencils to write the numbers from 1 to 4. So easy and fun!

Journal Studio Number Magnetic Symbol Stencils by We R Memory KeepersJournal Studio Number Magnetic Symbol Stencils by We R Memory KeepersJournal Studio Number Magnetic Symbol Stencils by We R Memory Keepers

The 3 Way Corner Punch is also very useful to fit your paper on the journal pages and to avoid the corners of the paper going beyond the notebook.

We R Memory Keepers 3 Way Corner PunchGratitude Journal by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers featuring the new Journal Studio Tools and Storage and the Journal Studio collection by American Crafts

For this new spread, I wanted to represent all the sides of my job I’m thankful for, so I drew a happy wheel using the Journal Guide. I could note everything in and out of the circle and add a color chart.

We R Memory Keepers Journal GuideGratitude Journal by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers featuring the new Journal Studio Tools and Storage and the Journal Studio collection by American Crafts

Let’s decorate the journal itself with the Happy Jig. I followed the instruction book to create the word “thank” and add “ful” at the end. I was able to place this beautiful word directly on the elastic of the cover. I love how it turned!

We R Memory Keepers Happy JigWe R Memory Keepers Happy JigGratitude Journal by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers featuring the new Journal Studio Tools and Storage and the Journal Studio collection by American CraftsGratitude Journal by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers featuring the new Journal Studio Tools and Storage and the Journal Studio collection by American Crafts

And here are my Gratitude Journal spreads!

Gratitude Journal by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers featuring the new Journal Studio Tools and Storage and the Journal Studio collection by American CraftsGratitude Journal by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers featuring the new Journal Studio Tools and Storage and the Journal Studio collection by American CraftsGratitude Journal by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers featuring the new Journal Studio Tools and Storage and the Journal Studio collection by American CraftsGratitude Journal by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers featuring the new Journal Studio Tools and Storage and the Journal Studio collection by American CraftsGratitude Journal by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers featuring the new Journal Studio Tools and Storage and the Journal Studio collection by American Crafts

What about you? Do you have a Gratitude Journal? What are your favorite tools to use while creating?

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

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Journal Studio kit by American Crafts

Felt Travel Workspace

Journal Guide

Mini Trimmer

Washi Tape Keychain

3 Way Corner Punch

We R Washi tape

Symbols Magnetic Stencils

Felt Zip Pocket

Papers and embellishments are from BoBunny and Pebbles

123 Punch Board Thanksgiving Placecards

Hello, crafty friends! Enza here, and today I’m sharing some simple place cards for your Thanksgiving table. Since this is usually a very busy time in most people’s life, I thought it would be helpful to come up with a fast and easy project that is sure to add a personalized touch to your décor.

One of the tools I reach out to often is the 1-2-3 Punch Board. This is truly a must-have, especially if you like to create your own gift boxes or envelopes for your cards. My idea for today was to make place cards that would also serve as gifts/party favors for friends and family.

Thanksgiving placecards with the 123 Punch Board by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

I started by creating several string boxes, which I later filled with some goodies. I wanted something that was not too small or too big, so I decided to trim my patterned paper to measure 7 inches square. That gave me a box that is 2 ½ x 2 ½ x 1 ¾.

We R Memory Keepers 123 Punch Board

We R Memory Keepers 123 Punch Board

I made sure to use very strong double-sided adhesive to adhere the sides, but not before pressing on all the creases for crisp edges.

Once the boxes were all ready, I worked with several embellishments from different collections to spice them up a bit. Instead of using full names for my guests, I went with just the initials, for which I used alpha chipboard stickers I had in my stash. I added sentiments of gratitude and love, as well as some gold accents for a festive look.

Thanksgiving placecards with the 123 Punch Board by Enza Gudor for We R Memory KeepersThanksgiving placecards with the 123 Punch Board by Enza Gudor for We R Memory KeepersThanksgiving placecards with the 123 Punch Board by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

These little boxes came together in no time; they are perfect as a pretty addition to your Thanksgiving dinner. Holiday craft doesn’t need to be complicated or time-consuming; all you need is just one tool and pretty embellishments. Happy crafting!

Enza

 

Supplies:

1-2-3 Punch Board

Crafter’s Precision Scissors

Shine On Collection by Amy Tan

My Bright Life Collection by Pebbles

 

DIY Thanksgiving Table Centerpiece

Hello everyone!  It’s Eva here today bringing you a tutorial on how to make a Thanksgiving Centerpiece using the Wick Candle Maker and the Globe Punch.

DIY Thanksgiving Table Centerpiece by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

 

Here in Chile it is almost summer so I wanted to create  a fall centerpiece but with fun and bright colors! I started by creating pumpkins with my Globe Punch. I added some turquoise to my color palette to add a summery feeling.

We R Memory Keepers DIY Party Globe Punch

The Globe Punch is really easy to use and you can use this shape for so many things!

 

After you have punched your paper you will need to interlock the hooks on the bottom and the top sides of the pumpkin.  If you want you can squeeze the globe a bit to give it a nice pumpkin shape.

We R Memory Keepers DIY Party Globe Punch

Embellish your pumpkin with some green wire from your Happy Jig and a little piece of paper straw.

We R Memory Keepers DIY Party Globe Punc

Use your USB Power Mini Glue Gun to attach everything on top of your pumpkin.

We R Memory Keepers USB Power Mini Glue Gun

Using your Happy Jig and some gold wire, create the “Thankful” word. I used the word “Thanks” from the booklet as my base and just added the last few letters from other words I found on the Happy Jig Instagram account here: @werhappyjig.

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig

I also used my Wick Candle Maker and a silicone mold to create an orange candle.  It was fun and easy to create the candle and with zero spills! The silicon molds are gorgeous and create perfect candles that would make great Christmas gifts!

We R Memory Keepers Wick Candle Maker

We R Memory Keepers Wick Candle Maker with Silicone Molds

Here you can see how I used the paper straws to hamg my wire word. Isn’t it cute? I really like how the word seems to float in the air!

DIY Thanksgiving Table Centerpiece by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To finish my centerpiece I added some wood elements from my backyard. They add a fall feeling to my Centerpiece.

DIY Thanksgiving Table Centerpiece by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Do you like to create centerpieces for the holidays? This one is really simple and with the help of some of your We R  tools you can make it in just a few minutes.

DIY Thanksgiving Table Centerpiece by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Wick Candle Maker
Globe Punch
Happy Jig
Gold wire Happy Jig
Green wire Happy Jig
Crafter’s Essential Usb Glue Gun