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!

Necktie Gift Boxes

Laura here today with a fun treat packaging idea for Father’s Day featuring the 123 Punch Board and the Banner Punch Board. These little necktie gift box envelopes would be perfect to surprise dad with a bunch of photos, a gift card, or any little thin treat!

Necktie Gift Box by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

To create the gift box envelope, you will need your 1-2-3 Punch Board. I wanted the envelope to be able to hold 4 x 6 inch photographs, so I followed the guides on the punch board to create an envelope that would fit that size card.

You will start by lining up your trimmed paper at the punch guide. Then, score the paper on both the A and B envelope score lines.

123 Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

Rotate your paper 90⁰ and line up score line A with the envelope score groove. Score both the A and B lines again. Repeat this process until you have punched and scored all four sides.

Use the corner rounder to punch all four corners of the envelope. Fold all the score lines and assemble the envelope with adhesive.

Necktie Gift Box by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

To create the necktie you will need the Banner Punch Board. Start by trimming your necktie paper to 2 inches wide. Then, use the banner punch board to cut a V shape at the bottom of the paper as if you were going to make a small crest banner using the cutting guide at the top.

Necktie Gift Box by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

Trim your paper to 5 ½ inches long. Using the guides on the banner punch board turn the top of your tie sideways and align it with the horizontal blue 8 line and the vertical white 2 ½ line. Cut a notch from the side of the tie. Repeat this process on the opposite side.

Necktie Gift Box by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Use a scrap piece of necktie cardstock and cut notches in the top of 2 inch strip, like we did with the tie piece. Cut the scrap horizontally where the notches make a v-shape. Attach this to the top of the necktie with adhesive. This makes it look like the tie has the extra little knotted piece at the top.

Necktie Gift Box by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Attach the tie to the envelope with adhesive and you are ready for gift giving. You could embellish these even further with the word Dad, Father, Grandpa, or even your special guy’s name.

Necktie Gift Box by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Necktie Gift Box by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies:

 

1-2-3 Punch Board

Banner Punch Board

Cardstock and Patterned Paper

Adhesive

Father’s Day Gift Idea: Photo Lights Tray

Hello Chantalle here, welcoming you to the blog.

Father’s Day is a special time to celebrate the amazing men in our lives. My DH has been an incredible support to me, especially this year, and the kids and I can’t wait to spoil him.

I’ve created two looks for a simple gift idea that you could put together with your children for Dad. It comprises of some items that you might already have in your stash, as well as some Photolights.

Whether they are an automobile enthusiast or a sports fan, I’m sure these will go down a treat!

Father' Day Gift Tray by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

The first tray is both decorative and useful. Both ideas use a lightly altered canvas as a base with a Photolight attached. You can choose to adhere the light to the base or keep it free standing so Dad can take his special backlit gift with him.

You may also be lucky enough to find a canvas with a recess the same size as your Photolight. (If I had an accurate sanding device, I would’ve tried to sand down the wood a bit in order to insert the light inside the canvas recess.) Mounting the light inside the tray would make a great solid base onto which you can build. Instead, I’ve used some semi-permanent sticky dots to adhere my light to my canvas.

Father' Day Gift Tray by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

As you can see in the image below, I covered the canvas with some woodgrain print paper. I’ve used a sheet of 12×12 paper from my Typecast Paper Pad, as the weight is slightly lighter and was easier to manipulate over the canvas, which was 8 x 10 inches.

I started on the one edge, then ran the paper over the recess area, not the canvas area, before cutting out the area of the paper where it covered the recess.

The wooden section of the canvas that is still visible from the top, has been covered with some woodgrain washi tape, which I had in my stash. I now had a perfect little inexpensive tray, ready to be filled!

Father' Day Gift Tray by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

The car blueprint is a laser print of a stock image, which I downloaded. The white areas work very well, lit from behind. You could use a bike or plane or a boat… the options are endless!

Father' Day Gift Tray by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

With the image in place and the magnetic acrylic plate placed over it, I went about adding a few small touches to the frame in the form of some chipboard Thickers.

Father' Day Gift Tray by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

The tray now serves as a bedside storage area for Dad’s personal items as well as giving off a gentle glow when lit up!

Father' Day Gift Tray by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

The next tray gives Dad official permission to put his feet up! I’ve used the same tray principle and applied it in the form of a mini hamper. Armed with a few tasty snacks and 100% access to the remote, Dad will love his time out to watch the game!

Father' Day Gift Tray by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

I measured the size I needed for my 8×8 Photolights frame and set some text over a sweet image of our kiddos. This was then printed off onto some Photolights Printable Backlit Paper.

Father' Day Gift Tray by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

NB: When using this paper, remember to print on the more matte side, as the ink will not stick to the shinier side.

Father' Day Gift Tray by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

Use batteries or the USB power source (provided), to switch the light on and show Dad just how much you love him this Father’s Day.

Father' Day Gift Tray by Chantalle McDaniels for We R Memory Keepers

Thank you for stopping by the blog today!

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

Photolights Natural Wood Finish 8×8 Frame

Photolights Natural Wood Finish 4×6 Frame

Photolights Printable Backlit Film
Jen Hadfield for Pebbles, Simple Life Chipboard Thickers

Amy Tangerine On a Whim chipboard Thickers

Mother’s Day Gift Boxes

Hey there, We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here to share with you a set of 3 Mother’s Day pillow boxes that I created with the Pillow Box Punch Board and the DIY Party Tag Punch.
Mother's Day Gift Boxes by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
I’m hanging my head in shame as I admit that this is the first time I’ve used my Pillow Box Punch Board. Honestly, I have no idea why it took me so long to play with this awesome tool. It’s been in my office for a while now, I don’t know why I haven’t played with it but I’m glad that I had a chance to play with it for this project.

Mother's Day Gift Boxes by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Whenever Mother’s Day rolls around we always have a gift for all of the moms in our life. Usually these are small gifts such as jewelry, gift cards, fancy chocolates, or even a small gift that the kids have made at school. Each year, I throw the gifts in a small gift bag or envelope on the evening before Mother’s Day and call it good. This year, I thought I would plan ahead and create little pillow boxes for our Mother’s Day gifts.

Mother's Day Gift Boxes by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
All you need to create these gorgeous Mother’s Day Pillow Boxes is a Pillow Punch Board, the Tag Punch, patterned paper, ribbon, a few small wooden clothespins and a few letter stickers. The instructions that come with (and printed on the punch board) make these pillow boxes come together in minutes. When I had the pillow boxes complete I added just a little bit of embellishment with the tag punch, some fussy cut butterflies, and a few letter stickers.

Mother's Day Gift Boxes by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
I created three one inch tags using patterned paper that coordinated with the papers I chose for the pillow boxes. After I finished the tags and the pillow boxes, I tied each pillow box with ribbon. I simply attached the tag to the pillow box with a white clothes pin.


See, easy peasy! I love how these pillow boxes turned out and you all know that I LOVE the tag punch. The Pillow Box Punch Board is now among my favorite tools. Now that I’ve played with the Pillow Box Punch board, I know I’ll be reaching for it again, and again.

Mother's Day Gift Boxes by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers
Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. I’ll see you again soon.

Supplies:

Pillow Box Punch Board
DIY Party Tag Punch
Chasing Dreams collection by Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper

Throwback Thursday: Interactive Mother’s Day Card

Happy Thursday friends! We hope you’re enjoying the beautiful Mother’s Day projects from our design team this week. Today we thought it would be fun to throw it back to a favorite Mother’s Day blog project from last year by design team member, Chantalle McDaniel. Check out her incredible interactive Mother’s Day Card, video included!

 

Hello We R fans and thank you for stopping in today. With a special day on the calendar fast approaching, I’d like to share a card that I created using the beautiful new Flower Girl collection. It would be perfect for your Mum or someone special you would like to show your appreciation to.

Interactive Mother's Day Card by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

While the idea for this card has been seen before (find a link to create your own here) the way in which you use your supplies and embellish it can make for a stunning and unique gift. I’ve used a combination of Bazzill cardstock for the base and the pretty floral prints of Flower Girl ‘Bouqet’ and ‘Rose Bud’ for the sleeve and inner tray lining.

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The inner tray and outer sleeve were created using my Envelope Punch board. Now, you might be thinking this is way too complex for you to give it a go, but I promise, it was surprisingly easy to put together.

Mothers Card_3

The little tray pulls out to reveal a pop up surprise. This effect is achieved by three small rows of folded cardstock which have been embellished using Flower Girl ephemera and stickers. I thought it would be a cute idea to add in some ’grass’ to compliment the flora and fauna. I used some DIY Party Fringe Tape in ‘Meadow’ and adhered a strip to the front of each row. I then used a very sharp pair of scissors to snip the squared off fringe in a haphazard fashion, creating the blades of grass.

Mothers card_4

Towards the back of the tray there is enough to stash a small present like some chocolates, a gift card or a voucher. (You can adjust this area by spacing your rows a little further apart or closer together.)

Mothers card_5

Mothers card_6

The sleeve can also be kept on the base, with the pop up elements on display in front. I’ve used a wreath shape ephemera on the top of the sleeve, along with two super cute pieces of Flower Girl wood veneer. The word ‘Mom’ was actually the word ‘moment’ from the Flower Girl accents sticker pack. I’ve snipped off the rest of the word and popped it on with a bit of foam tape.

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That cute spring is thanks to bits of acetate I’ve used to back the ephemera.

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Here’s a look at this fun interactive card in action:

I hope you will give this idea a go. It’s such fun to create and even more fun to receive!

Mothers card_9

Happy crafting,

Chantalle

Supplies:

Envelope Punch board

Bazzill cardstock

Flower Girl 12×12:

‘Bouquet’

‘Rose Bud’

Flower Girl Ephemera

Flower Girl Wood Veneer Shapes

Flower Girl Puffy Stickers

Flower Girl Accent Stickers

DIY Party Fringe Tape in ‘Meadow’

Mother’s Day Photo Gift Idea

Hi! Welcome to the We R blog! It’s Eva Pizarro here showing you how to make a beautiful and quick Mother’s Day gift using the Photo Lights Collection.

Mother's Day Photo Lights Gift by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Ever since I had a son, my mom loves to receive pictures of her with her only grandson. The Photo Lights frame is a different approach to the classic photo frame, and I can assure you your mom is going to love it!

The first thing you need to do is print your picture on the backlit paper with an inkjet printer. You need to print it on the textured side. To figure out which one it is, I like to run my finger through the paper. If it doesn’t make a sound that’s the glossy side, if it does then that’s the textured side.

Mother's Day Photo Lights Gift by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Use the Photo Lights Rub-ons to embellish your picture. In each package you get 20 different designs in 3 colors: white, black and gold.

Mother's Day Photo Lights Gift by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

 

Place your photo inside the magnetic Photo Lights Frame. The picture is protected by a sturdy acrylic sheet and you can light the frame with AA batteries or plug it using a Micro USB cable.

Mother's Day Photo Lights Gift by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To embellish my gift I used the Magnolia Jane collection and my 1,2,3 Punch Board to make a large bow and a 3×4 envelope.

Mother's Day Photo Lights Gift by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I wrapped my frame with a strip of paper and used these beautiful clips to hold my card in place.

Mother's Day Photo Lights Gift by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

I put my bow on top of my frame and closed my envelope with a clear sticker.

Mother's Day Photo Lights Gift by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

And this is how the frame looks once is lit! I think it is gorgeous during the day or the night, now I want to make one for myself!

Mother's Day Photo Lights Gift by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by the blog!

Eva

 

Supplies

PhotoLights Frame

PhotoLights Rub-ons

PhotoLights Backlit paper

1,2,3 Punch Board

Magnolia Jane Paper Pad

Magnolia Jane Clips

Magnolia Jane Stickers