Holiday Gift Idea: Coupon Book with the Dial Trimmer

Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here, and today I’m sharing a fun stocking stuffer that you can make with a few of your We R Memory Keepers tools, including the awesome Dial Trimmer!

Dial Trimmer Holiday Coupon Book by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

With my teenage son in mind, I created a set of holiday coupons at an online photo editing site (picmonkey.com). I printed the cards and trimmed them out.

Dial Trimmer Holiday Coupon Book by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keeper

Next, I used the Dial Trimmer to create a perforated line that would allow the coupons to be torn from the coupon book. I lined up the left edge of each coupon at the one inch mark and brought the corresponding blade down across my coupon.

Dial Trimmer Holiday Coupon Book by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keeper

This is what it looks like when the perforated line is tugged at. It tears easily and cleanly. I love that!

Dial Trimmer Holiday Coupon Book by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keeper

My coupons are about 4 inches tall and 6.5 inches long, so to create the binding of the coupon book, I used my WRMK trimmer and score board to create a panel of cardstock 8 inches long and 4.5 inches wide. I scored the paper at 7.5 inches and 7.25 inches.

Dial Trimmer Holiday Coupon Book by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keeper

Next, I folded the cardstock along the score lines, then inserted the coupons.

Dial Trimmer Holiday Coupon Book by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keeper

Using my WRMK Crop-a-dile tool, I punched a hole through the binding and the coupons. I secured a brad through the hole, and the punched a hole on the other side.

Dial Trimmer Holiday Coupon Book by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keeper

Once the second brad was inserted and secured, my book was complete!

Dial Trimmer Holiday Coupon Book by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keeper

If you’re looking for a fun little gift to give, these coupon books are so easy to make and will be fun for the recipient to redeem. Happy crafting, and happy holidays!

Supplies Used:

Dial Trimmer

Crop-a-dile

Trim and Score Board

 

Holiday Gift Idea: Christmas Frame with the Basic Tools

Hello We R Memory Keepers fans! Soraya here to share with you a holiday gift idea using the basic tools: the Layer Guides, the Tear Guides and the Circle Clear Cut Punch! Let’s make this pretty frame with Christmas ornaments!

Holiday Gift Frame by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

First of all I used the Tear Guides to create different borders on several patterned papers. Then I placed them on a piece of cardstock to make a colorful waterfall! This tool is so easy and fun to use! The water pen is very handy and useful to tear the paper out.

Clear Cut Circle Punch by We R Memory Keepers

Tear Guides by We R Memory Keepers

Tear Guides by We R Memory Keepers

Time to use the amazing Circle Clear Cut Punch to create the future ornaments! I punched seven circles.

Clear Cut Circle Punch by We R Memory Keepers

Clear Cut Circle Punch by We R Memory Keepers

Now using my Layer Guides, I created two big frames (white and pink) to finalize this decor!

Layer Guides by We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Gift Frame by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

To give a realistic look to my ornaments, I glued some false snowballs in each of them! Love how it turned, it really feels like the holidays! I used some black thread to “hang” them, then I passed it through the hole of the white cardstock.

Holiday Gift Frame by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Gift Frame by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Gift Frame by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Gift Frame by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Here is the final decor with some embellishments and a title “Merry & Bright”. The mini pine cones are so cute!  The final touch comes with this gorgeous black and white bow on the top of the frame!

Holiday Gift Frame by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Gift Frame by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Gift Frame by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Gift Frame by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Holiday Gift Frame by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Hope you had fun joining me for this holiday gift idea! You will love playing with the basic tools, they are so versatile and so much fun! Happy creating everyone and until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Layer Guide

Tear Guides

Circle Clear Cut Punch

Papers are from DWCV

Black thread Stitch Happy

Alpha stickers

Black and white bow from Maggie Holmes

Holiday Gift Idea: Wall Hanging with the Stitch Happy

Hello everyone!  It’s Eva here showing you how to use your Stitch Happy sewing machine to make a lovely Paper Wall Hanging.

Wall Hanging with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers
I love fabric projects but I have to admit I am not an expert seamstress, I feel more confortable using paper and I love that my Stitch Happy Machine  makes the job really easy!

To make my banner I trimmed my paper in a crest shape and added the little hearts made with felt from the Stitch Happy Card Kit. The machine is strong enough to sew it to paper!

Wall Hanging with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Next I added a cloud shape made with a lovely embossed cardstock from Bazzill and stitched all around with the gold thread.  On top of my cloud I added a phrase with thickers and the Stitch Happy had no trouble sewing it to two layers of paper. Just go slowly!

Wall Hanging with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To hang my Paper Wall Banner I folded the paper on the top and sewed 2 straight lines. The machine has a guide so you don’t have to worry about getting your lines all crooked.

Wall Hanging with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I also used the pink thread to make a border and used the scalloped stitch on the bottom.

Wall Hanging with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To decorate my Paper Wall Banner I made some pompons using the DIY Party Pom Pom Maker and some cotton yarn.

DIY Party Pom Pom Maker by We R Memory Keepers

I hung three different colored pompons on one side and braided the rest of the yarn.

Wall Hanging with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

With the Stitch Happy Machine you can easily sew paper, cardtstock, felt, wood venners and even leather! The threads are thick so they really stand out on your projects.

Wall Hanging with the Stitch Happy sewing machine by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Thank you so much for joining me today! Wall Hangings are very cute and easy to do, they are definitely a great Christmas Gift for children and teens.

Have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Stitch Happy Machine

Stitch Happy Card Kit

Stitch Happy  Pink Thread

Stitch Happy Gold Thread

DIY Party Pom Pom Maker

Holiday Gift Idea: Mini Wall Calendar

Good morning, We R fans, Laura here today. The holidays are just around the corner and I am planning out all my gift giving. I love to make handmade gifts when I can, so today, I am sharing a gift idea that would work for just about anyone on your gift list. I am going to show you how to easily create a mini wall calendar using the Frame Punch Board.

Mini Wall Calendar by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Start by printing out the free 2018 mini calendar. Be sure to select “actual size” when printing to be sure each month prints out 3” x 5”.

2018 Mini Wall Calendar (click to download PDF file)

Mini Wall Calendar by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Next, cut out each month of the calendar leaving a ¼ inch border around the edge. The layer guides make this so easy.

We R Memory Keepers Layer Guides

Choose papers to create your calendar with. I am using papers from the DCWV Constellations pack. If you go with a patterned paper pad, you know your papers will coordinate effortlessly. For each month you will need two 5 ¼” x 7 ¼” rectangles of your patterned paper.

Use the frame punch board to create a 1” frame on one of the sheets of your patterned paper.

We R Memory Keepers Frame Punch Board

For the shorter sides you can use the punch board to trim the middle.

We R Memory KEepers Frame Punch Board

On the long sides, you will need to use a paper trimmer to cut out the inside of the frame.

We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board

To assemble your calendar, you will glue the cut out calendar into the frame. Then, glue the solid coordinating piece of cardstock on the back of the frame and calendar.

Mini Wall Calendar by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Use the cinch tool to bind your calendar together. I did 5 holes on either side of the top of the calendar to create my binding.

We R Memory Keepers Cinch Binding Tool

Punch a hole in the bottom of the middle of each calendar page. The crop-a-dile makes it easy to go through multiple sheets of cardstock. This will allow you to hang your calendar on the wall from a small hook or nail.

Mini Wall Calendar by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Here you can see each of the calendar pages, plus the front and back cover.

Mini Wall Calendar by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

On the front, I cut out one of the sentiment pieces that came in the paper pack. It says “never lose your sparkle”. I matted it onto a scrap leftover from the patterned paper I cut.

Mini Wall Calendar by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Everyone can use a calendar. And this one is extra special because it is handmade. I have a mini calendar like this that hangs above my computer. You can personalize it with a name on the cover, pictures inside above each month ( 4” x 6” photos fit perfectly), and whatever paper suits the recipient. Happy gift giving!

 

Supplies

 

DCWV Constellations Paper Stack

Frame Punch Board

Cinch Book Binding Tool

Cinch Wire

Crop-A-Dile

Layer Guides

Adhesive

Easy Thanksgiving Hostess Gifts

Happy Halloween friends! Aly here with you today to share a cute and practical project idea to help stretch your crafting budget. This year I collected lots of adorable Halloween papers and embellishments thinking I would use all of them, of course. Well, today’s Halloween. How’s my project list coming? I think it’s safe to say I have a bit more Halloween product leftover than I had planned, LOL!

Don’t put those Halloween collections away quite yet. You can still put them to good use over the next few weeks so you can get a bit more mileage out of them even if Halloween is over. Check out these Thanksgiving hostess gifts I made with my new my Hexagon Clear Cut Punch, the DIY Party Board, and some papers from the…wait for it…Pink Paisless Spellcast collection!

Thanksgiving Hostess Gifts by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Thanksgiving Hostess Gifts by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I selected some of the less Halloween-themed papers from the collection that include fall colors, and then grabbed some of my favorite We R tools.

Thanksgiving Hostess Gifts by Aly Dosdall with the DIY Party Board

I followed the directions on the DIY Party Board to make treat cones, and cut my paper according to the directions. I love that everything I need is right on the board!

Thanksgiving Hostess Gifts by Aly Dosdall featuring the DIY Party Board

I assembled my treat cones, filled them with goodies, and then closed the top flaps with my favorite adhesive when working with 3D paper crafts–Red Double Sided Sticky Tape from American Crafts. Can’t live without it.

Next, I made some simple gift tags using my Hexagon Clear Cut Punch and one of the papers from the collection. I used my punch to capture select patterns from the paper. Using the “punch anywhere” feature, I was able to use the exact spot on my 12×12 paper that I wanted. There are so many possibilities with the Clear Cut Punches!

Thanksgiving Hostess Gifts by Aly Dosdall featuring the Hexagon Clear Cut Punch

I used some Heidi Swapp planner alpha stickers to add sentiments to the hexagon tags. Then I cut out some gold foil monograms from the vellum paper in the collection, and added them together with the hex tags I punched. Including a silk fall leaf with the tags adds the perfect touch for Thanksgiving! I punched them all with my Crop-A-Dile and then attached an eyelet where I threaded some gold Stitch Happy Metallic Thread and tied it in a bow.

Thanksgiving Hostess Gifts by Aly Dosdall with the Crop-A-Dile

Thanksgiving Hostess Gifts by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I used my double sided red tape again to attached the completed tags to the treat cones. I love how they turned out!

Thanksgiving Hostess Gifts by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Thanksgiving Hostess Gifts by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I also love that I was able to use my tools to help make the most out of my Halloween themed paper collection. Being able to select the exact fall colors and patterns I wanted from the collection really helps to stretch it farther than I could otherwise.

Thanks for joining me today. Be sure to stop by each day this week for more projects from our team featuring the new Clear Cut Punches!

 

Supplies:

Clear Cut Punches–Hexagon
DIY Party Board
Crop-A-Dile
Eyelets
Stitch Happy Metallic Thread–Gold
American Crafts Red Double Sided Sticky Tape
Pink Paislee Spellcast Collection

 

 

 

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.

Dial Trimmer Gift Packaging

Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here. I am the worst at remembering to buy wrap or bags for gifts. Thank goodness I have a crafty stash and fantastic tools like the Dial Trimmer to help me whip up last-minute gift packaging!

Dial Trimmer Gift Packaging by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

For this “wild” little gift bag, I cut a panel of Amy Tangerine patterned paper and adhered it to the front of my bag. I added a tag, then set to work creating a super easy cluster of paper roses to embellish the bag.

Dial Trimmer Gift Packaging by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Using the Dial Trimmer and three different decorative blades, I cut a 1 inch wide x 12 inches long strip of Bazzill cardstock in yellow, pink and blue.

To make the flowers, I first dampened the cardstock strips. I like to stand at the sink and wet my fingers, then run my fingers across the paper to avoid saturating it too much. Blot with a towel and then begin rolling, gently folding the decorative edge out to look like petals. Glue as you go (I used a hot glue gun) and secure the end of the strip with more glue. Repeat with the other two strips.

Dial Trimmer Gift Packaging by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

When the flowers were completely dry, I glued them together and then added them to my bag with a couple of Amy Tangerine leaves (sticker and die-cut).

Dial Trimmer Gift Packaging by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

In far less time than it would take to run to the store, I made unique gift packaging and had a little crafty fun, too. Thanks to the Dial Trimmer, pretty flower accents are easy and quick. What would you add these flowers to? Happy creating!

Supplies Used:

Dial Trimmer

DIY Perforated Notepads for Teacher

Hello there friends! It’s Aly here today sharing a quick and easy gift idea for your child’s new teacher this year.  Since my daughter spends so much time at school, and her teacher works so hard, I like to let her teacher know how much I appreciate everything she does at the start of the school year. Check out how I made these DIY Perforated Notepads with my new Dial Trimmer.

To create these teacher notepads, I had to cut several sheets of paper to size, score the covers, and perforate the pages inside. I was able to do all of this with just one tool. So easy!

The Staple Board made it easy to bind the notepad pages together with the covers. I love the copper staples–so chunky and pretty!

To make these back-to-school teacher gifts, I started by trimming the covers to 3×12 inch strips using my Dial Trimmer. That will make (3×6 inch notepads.) All I had to do was align my paper in the guide, turn the dial to the straight blade, then pull it down.

Then I rotated the dial to the scoring blade, and scored the covers at 6 inches and 6 7/8 inches.

I folded the 6 inch score line so that my cover pattern was on the outside, then I folded the 6 7/8 inch score line the opposite direction. This is what the cover should look like after scoring and folding:

Next I trimmed some lined paper to 3×5 7/8 inches (to make sure the bottom edges of the lined paper don’t peek out passed the edges of the cover). I perforated the top of each one at 7/8 inch–it was easy to turn the dial and do with the same tool! Yes!

After perforating the lines pages, I assembled the notepads.

I used the Staple Board to bind the covers and pages. I recommend using thin text weight paper inside. Depending on the thickness of your paper, you can staple between 7-10 pages inside your cardstock cover with the large staples. Test out how many you can do with scraps of the paper you will be using.

Use the guides on the board to align your staple perfectly, and then press down on a hard stable surface using your bodyweight to help.

Once I stapled the notepads, I added a few embellishments from the Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams collection to the front to match the covers from the same collection. I chose sentiments that I hope will inspire the teacher.

I love that you can pull each page out if needed. I love the perforating feature of the Dial Trimmer–so many possibilities!

This project is a great teacher gift, but would also be perfect for your student, friends, neighbors, or coworkers. Everyone can always use another notebook. Especially when it’s handmade with love.

This project took minutes with my new Dial Trimmer, and I hope my daughter’s second grade teacher enjoys them and will put them to good use. Thanks for joining me, and happy back-to-school crafting friends!

Supplies:

Dial Trimmer
Staple Board
Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams Collection

Laura’s Favorite Colors: Mint, Navy, and Gold Gift Packaging

Hello there, We R readers, Laura here. This week is all about our favorite colors. One of my favorite color combinations is mint, navy, and gold.

Today, I am going to share some gift packaging ideas with you, using these pretty colors.

Gift Packaging by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

The first package I wrapped up using my FUSE tool, papers, and embellishments. I laid out my mint chevron paper on the heat proof mat. I added the FUSEables decorative tape to the middle of the paper. Pull the tape out of the box and fold it on the premarked score lines.

Gift Packaging by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Use the FUSE tool to adhere it to the plastic paper.

Gift Packaging by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Then, I added some FUSEables embellishments to the middle of the paper. I used the embellished 12 x 12 sheet to wrap up my small gift.

Gift Packaging by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

For the next gift, I used the 1-2-3 Punch Board to create an XL gift box from navy cardstock. Follow the instructions on the punch board to score and punch your paper to fold it up into a cute little 4” x 4” x 4” box.

123 Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

I added strips of gold and mint glitter tape to the the box. This tape is so fun and sparkly!

Gift Packaging by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Using the 1-2-3 Punch Board I created an XS bow out of navy cardstock. I added a pre-made gold bow to the top to have another gold element on my gift.

123 Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

I also tucked a little teal and gold tag under the bow.

Gift Packaging by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

For the last gift packaging idea, I wanted to dress up a store bought mint gift bag. I used gold, navy, and mint fringe tape. I simply trimmed the fringe tape to fit along the front of the gift bag. It has an adhesive back to make it easy to attach to any project.

Gift Packaging by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I added a gold tassel to the handle and some gold and navy tissue paper.

Gift Packaging by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Pretty gift packaging is such a fun way to add a little extra something to your special gifts you give.

Gift Packaging by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

 

Supplies:

 

FUSE Tool

FUSEables Plastic Paper

FUSEables Decorative Tape

1-2-3 Punch Board

Glitter Tape

DIY Party Fringe Tape

Gold Tassel

 

Top Five Father’s Day Gift Ideas

If you’re in need of a last minute DIY Father’s Day gift for Sunday, then you’re in luck! Today we’re sharing the top five handmade gift ideas for Father’s Day from our blog. These ideas are unique and heartfelt, but totally doable before the big day this weekend. Enjoy!

 

Father’s Day Gift Card Tag

This adorable bow tie gift tag holds a gift card or two, and can either be the star of the show or a tag on a larger gift. It’s easy to make with the 123 Punch Board, and such a fun gift to receive. For full instructions, CLICK HERE.

Father's Day Gift Card Tag

Father’s Day Coupon Book

This is a gift of labor and love, and is a great way to use up extra journaling cards. You can make this coupon book a gift from the whole family, getting the kids involved in thinking of nice things to do for Dad. To learn how to make an accordion pocket coupon book for Father’s Day using the Evolution Advanced and the Accordion Pocket Die, CLICK HERE.

Father's Day Coupon Book

Father’s Day Treat Tub

Gather your man’s favorite drinks, snacks, and treats and fill a plastic tub with them. Being a crafter, of course you’re going to want to decorate the tub, so CLICK HERE for some fabulous inspiration featuring our DIY Party Fringe Tape.

Father's Day Treat Tub

Father’s Day Mini Album

Make a special mini album for Dad using one sheet of decorative poster board and the Template Studio. Fill it with photos and love notes from the family. It’ll melt his heart. CLICK HERE for a step-by-step tutorial.

Father's Day Mini Album

Folded Shirt Father’s Day Card

Dust off your origami skills for this fun folded shirt father’s day gift card holder. We recommend using the Trim and Score Board to score your patterned paper before folding it. Grab a video tutorial for making this project HERE.

Folded Shirt Father's Day Card

We hope you’ve found some inspiration to show the special men in your life just how amazing they are. Enjoy your weekend friends, and happy crafting!