Holiday Ornament Roundup

Happy Friday We R fans! All week long we’ve been sharing some beautiful DIY Christmas Ornaments that our team has create with the new Spin It Ornament Arm Kit and the Spin It Motorized Rotary Drying Tool (sold separately). Today we’ve got a roundup of more handmade holiday ornaments created by our amazing in-house design team to share with you, so sit back and enjoy!

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The Ornament Arm Kit includes the Spin It arm that replaces the Tumbler Arm on the machine, plus some adhesive foam squares that hold your ornament in place while you decorate it.

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You can decorate your ornaments with alcohol inks, glitter, mica powder and epoxy. After your final layer of epoxy cures you can add custom vinyl decals or other details.

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We’re loving these, and we can’t wait to get started making ornaments. Remember, for beautiful custom ornaments this holiday season head to your local Michaels Store or shop online for the new Spin It Ornament Arm!

Make Custom Christmas Ornaments with the Spin It Ornament Arm Kit

Hello We R fans! It’s Eva on the blog today showing you how to customize your Christmas ornaments with the Spin it machine.

Custom Christmas Ornament with the Spin It Ornament Arm by We R Memory Keepers

The Spin it machine is perfect to customize tumblers and now it has a new accessory: an ornament attachment! It is very easy to use and the results are beautiful.

Prepare your Spin it machine by removing the cup attachment and inserting the ornament one. Screw the attachment all the way into the machine, so the ornament doesn’t fall while curing the epoxy.

Spin It Ornament Arm Kit by We R Memory Keepers

Hold the ornament with the foam included in the kit and start decorating your ornament. I decided to paint the ornament white because I had a bright green ball, but you don’t necessarily need to do this step.

Spin It Ornament Arm Kit by We R Memory Keepers

To decorate the ornament I used mica powders. Prepare some epoxy resin with the  We R Epoxy Kit, 30 ml of each color was more than enough to cover all the ornament.

I divided my resin in two cups and added a small spoon of mica powder to each one. Stir the powder until the mix is even.

Spin It Ornament Arm Kit by We R Memory Keepers

Now it is time for the fun part! I wanted my ornament to have different strips of color, so I turned on my Spin it machine and place the epoxy over my ball one line at a time. You don’t need to be very precise, the epoxy will move while the ornament is spinning and colors will blend beautifully.

Make Custom Christmas Ornaments with the Spin It Ornament Arm Kit by We R Memory Keepers

I also added a few drops here and there, that created fun circles in my ornament! When your ornament is finished you can add some glitter; I wanted to add some, but I finally decided not to, because I wanted you to be able to see the mica powder effect perfectly.

Make Custom Christmas Ornaments with the Spin It Ornament Arm Kit by We R Memory Keepers

Leave you ornament spinning 4 hours and work on your decorations in the meantime.

To decorate my ornament, I used my Bow Loom to create a fun and festive red bow. The 4 inch bow was the perfect size.

Make Custom Christmas Ornaments with the Spin It Ornament Arm Kit by We R Memory Keepers

Next, I used my electronic cutting machine and the Holiday USB drive with Foil Quill designs to cut a “noel” word with white vinyl.

Using the Weeding pick tool, weed the vinyl and get it ready to transfer to the ornament.

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Finally, use you USB Glue Gun to glue the ribbon to the ornament.

Make Custom Christmas Ornaments with the Spin It Ornament Arm Kit by We R Memory Keepers

This ornament was fun and easy to do, the mica powders give a very nice finish, my son told me the ornament looked like a planet and he is right! I love the effect!

Make Custom Christmas Ornaments with the Spin It Ornament Arm Kit by We R Memory Keepers

I hope you give this craft a go, you can include the family last name and give these as Christmas gifts, I am sure everyone will love them!

Thanks for joining me and have a great day!

 

 Eva

Supplies

Bow Loom

USB Glue Gun

USB drive – Holiday

Weeding Pick

Spin it Tool

Spin it Epoxy Kit

Spin it Prep kit

 

 

 

DIY Holiday Ornaments with the Spin It Ornament Arm Kit

Hey there We R friends, Laura here today. Making glitter ornaments is fun, but if you have ever made them, then you know what a mess they can be after you take them off the tree. Now, you can create epoxy ornaments using the Spin It tool and the ornament arm attachment. This fully seals in the glitter to create a hard-shiny coating.

DIY Ornaments with the Spin It Ornament Arm by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

To start with you will remove the Spin It arm by rotating it counterclockwise. Attach the ornament arm by rotating it clockwise until it is tight. Check the depth of your ornament and then wrap the arm with adhesive foam. You may need one or two pieces depending on the diameter of your opening.

DIY Ornaments with the Spin It Ornament Arm by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Apply glitter to your ornament by coating the ornament with adhesive and then sprinkling it on. Turning the Spin It to low while sprinkling the glitter on gives you a nice even coat. I did two different designs of glitter. On the teal ornament I used both chunky and fine glitter. On the red and green one, I did the top half in red and the bottom in green. Allow the glitter to dry.

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Mix your epoxy according to the package directions. Usually, you measure equal parts of A and B and then stir slowly to combine for about 2 minutes.

With the ornament rotating, slowly pour on your epoxy. Use your stir stick to spread the epoxy over the ornament. Allow the ornament to rotate on low for about 4 hours. The epoxy will still be slightly tacky at this time, so allow the ornament to cure completely for 24 hours.

DIY Ornaments with the Spin It Ornament Arm by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Do 2 – 3 coats of epoxy for the best coverage over the glitter. You can see on the red and green ornament below, I only did one coat of epoxy, and while the glitter is sealed, the epoxy looks a little lumpy. This can be fixed by doing additional coats. Lightly sand the ornament in between coats.

To embellish your ornament, you can use the Tassel Loom to create a cute little tassel to hang from your ornament. I made a yarn tassel for the teal ornament and baker’s twine tassel for the red and green ornament.

We R Memory Keepers Tassel Loom

I love that I can create beautiful glitter ornaments without all the mess. These ornaments will last for years to come.

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Supplies

Spit It Tool­­

Ornament Arm

Glitter

Ornament

Epoxy

Tassel Loom

 

 

How to Make Gift Wrap with The Works All In One Tool

Hello everybody! Soraya here today to share some galactic gift wrap inspiration using the new incredible board by We R Memory Keepers: The Works All-In-One Tool!

DIY Gift Wrap with The Works All In One Tool by We R Memory Keepers

To make this pretty wrapping you will need: gift wrap, ribbon, yarn, scissors and of course your All-In-One Tool!

How to Make Gift Wrap with The Works All In One Tool by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Gift idea 1: an envelope and a bow!

If you want to offer a card or a gift card along with money, you will definitely need to put them all in a cute envelope! Why not making your own? Of course it’s possible with the All-In-One Tool!

First of all,  place the magnetic guide on the board using the “envelope” tab.

How to Make Gift Wrap with The Works All In One Tool by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Cut the paper needed according to the dimensions on the measurement guide. My paper is 10×10 since I want my envelope to be 5×8.

How to Make Gift Wrap with The Works All In One Tool by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Place the paper along the edge of the guide following the right measurement instructions on the board. Score the first line, rotate 90° and repeat the process until you score the 4 sides. Then place the paper under the envelope punch to align the score mark. Punch the four marks. Now put the four corners in the corner rounder punch for a perfect finish. You get a gorgeous envelope!

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Use the pegs that are stored on the left side of the board and place them in the holes at the bottom of the board. The distance between them will determine the size of the bow.

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Wrap the ribbon around the pegs according to the instructions and make your bow on it. So easy and the result is perfect!!

How to Make Gift Wrap with The Works All In One Tool by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

You can now add your bow to the envelop and here is a fantastic way to offer a card!

How to Make Gift Wrap with The Works All In One Tool by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Gift ideas 2: the pompom decor!

Place the pegs on the board and determine the pom pom size you want according to the distance in between them. Tie a knot with your yarn before wrapping it around the two pegs. The amount of wraps will determine the fullness of the pompom. Tie a piece of yarn around the center and cut all the loops on both sides.

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And here is your fluffy pompom!

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Gift ideas 3: a stamped banner!

Why not add a fun mini banner on your gift? Let’s do this! Grab a 3×3 paper and align it on the guide according to the measurements on it. Cut on both sides of the paper and use the banner punch to create the holes. Pass a yarn through the flags and see how cute your mini banner is!

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How to Make Gift Wrap with The Works All In One Tool by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

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To stamp on each banner with perfect precision, place your clear stamp on the paper and press the transparent stamping plate on it. Add some black ink then replace the magnetic stamping plate on the board, lining up the magnets. Press it down and repeat the process for every banner! They stay perfectly in place thanks to the mini magnets.

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DIY Gift Wrap with The Works All In One Tool by We R Memory Keepers

And voilà! Here are the galactic gifts ready to spoil someone!

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I hope you had fun joining me. The Works All-In-One is really an amazing tool which can trim, score, punch, stamp and create tons of projects!

Happy creating everyone and until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

All-in-one tool

Stitch happy scissors

Starlight paperpack by DCWV

 

DIY Gift Wrap with the Revolution

Happy October!  This is Rebecca with you and I look forward to this month every year–cooler weather, Halloween, and October means it’s officially time to put decorative leaves on EVERYTHING!  They can go all over the house, on cards, on DIY projects, and of course (especially), on gift wrap.

DIY Gift Wrap with the Revolution by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I’m extra excited today because I got to use the brand new WRMK Revolution for this project (and most likely every day for the foreseeable future).  I’ve had the same die cutting machine for about 5 years and I’ve been thinking lately that it’s time to replace it.  It’s officially been replaced by the Revolution!  I love this machine–it’s durable, easy to use and set up, and comes with an awesome magnetic plate that is incredibly handy, as in, bye-bye washi tape keeping my dies in place and sometimes ripping my cardstock and die cuts.  I made so many cuts with my new Revolution for today’s project and it saved me so much time.

DIY Gift Wrap with the Revolution by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Gift wrapping is my most favorite hobby and I often use die cuts on my packaging in one form or another, even if it’s just for the tag.  Today, I’m making the die cuts the focus; all of the embellishments except for the ribbon have been die cut on my trio of gift boxes.

DIY Gift Wrap with the Revolution by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

The first thing I did was choose some pretty paper, which was easy thanks to the Faded Floral paper stack from DCWV.  I chose a couple of papers to wrap up some boxes and some coordinating designs to cut the die cuts out of.

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*I love to use scrapbook paper to wrap small boxes, but it’s heavier than typical wrapping paper–which is one reason I love it so much.  To help with that, I like to use a bone folder to crease the folds.  I also run it along the box edges, firmly pressing down to help get a sharp crease.  Your average cello tape is probably not going to cut it and keep the flaps from staying put, so I recommend some extra strong double-sided tape like American Crafts’ Sticky Thumb super sticky tape for that. *

DIY Gift Wrap with the Revolution by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

On the first box, wrapped in an orange stripe paper, I cut out 5 leafy branches to create a wreath.  The paper I used has a black background with an orange and green design so it’s a nice contrast to the lighter wrap.

DIY Gift Wrap with the Revolution by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I chose a good-sized ‘thank you’ die with some gold glitter paper for the sentiment, but if you’d rather put a name or initial there, that would work, too.  You can easily change the sentiment for a different occasion, as well.  The final step for this gift was a black ribbon bow.

DIY Gift Wrap with the Revolution by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

My next gift is another box, this time wrapped in green paper.  I chose something dark because I had already cut a bunch of oak leaves out of some of the lighter floral patterns from the Faded Floral stack.  I gently shaped the leaves with a bone folder, giving them a slight curl upward.  Then I arranged a group of 5 leaves on the left side of the box.  They splay out, almost like a pinwheel, and when I tied the peach ribbon around the box, I tied the bow in the center of the leaf pile, where all of the stems meet.  A small tag and a ‘thanks’ die cut finish off this gift.

DIY Gift Wrap with the Revolution by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

You don’t have to save the die cuts just to use on wrapped boxes, though.  They’re functional for any kind of package.  My last gift is a small box with a copper-painted top.  This box is incredibly simple to duplicate, but it’s still so pretty!  I cut 3 more oak leaves from the loveliest paper (it complements the gift box wonderfully) and situated the trio like a bouquet on the box top.

DIY Gift Wrap with the Revolution by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

This was followed by a length of black ribbon tied in a bow; I waited to adhere the leaves until the ribbon was in place, as it works as a guide so you can be sure the leaves are centered on the box.

DIY Gift Wrap with the Revolution by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I chose another single word die to place on top of the leaves and cut it from black glitter paper for an elegant contrast.  Something like this would make a very pretty party or wedding favor package.  It’s simple and inexpensive if you die cut the leaves and words yourself.

DIY Gift Wrap with the Revolution by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I can’t recommend decorating your packages with die cuts enough!  The results are always fun and if you have the supplies, it definitely beats paying $3+ for a store-bought bow.  And did I mention that the Revolution makes the task so much easier with a 6″ x 8″ magnetic platform?  I got a clean, crisp cut every time and now I’ve got 3 lovely gifts ready for delivery.

 

Supplies:

Revolution

Bone folder

DCWV Faded Floral Paper Stack

 

Make Halloween Treat Bags with the Mini Evolution

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with a Halloween treat project. I love making Halloween treats, but time is always of the essence. So, using a few We R Memory Keepers tools, I was able to put together some really fun treats in no time flat! Plus, I can always get the helpers around the house to put these together, because the tools are that easy to use.

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After placing your desired treats in a small, plastic bag, seal the ends with the Fuse Tool.

DIY Halloween Treat Bags with the Mini Evolution by Kimberly Crawford by We R Memory Keepers

The Fuse Tool will seal the bag and hold all the treats inside. To use the Fuse Tool, begin by plugging it and giving it a few minutes to heat up.

Note: Put candy in the bag BEFORE sealing. Helpful hint. 😀

DIY Halloween Treat Bags with the Mini Evolution by Kimberly Crawford by We R Memory Keepers

When the tool is ready, place the Fuse Tool ruler over the end of the bag, making sure that the bag is flat and aligned. Follow the edge of the ruler, slowly, with the Fuse Tool. Be sure and place the bag on a heat-resistant surface before sealing it closed. The tip of the Fuse Tool gets very hot, so use caution.

DIY Halloween Treat Bags with the Mini Evolution by Kimberly Crawford by We R Memory Keepers

Once the bags are sealed, it is time to create the toppers. Trim these adorable patterned papers from DCWV down to size. By scoring the paper in the middle, it creates a topper that covers both front and back.

Mini Evolution, Embossing Folders and Embossing Tape by We R Memory Keepers

To create the tricks and treats tape, take out the We R Memory Keepers Mini Evolution, Label Tape, and a Label Embossing folder. The Label Tape is sticky once the backing is removed, making it the perfect sticker for the treat bags.

Mini Evolution, Embossing Folder and Embossing Tape by We R Memory Keepers

Pass the tape, inside of the embossing folder, through the We R Memory Keepers Mini Evolution. When embossing with folders, use the two clear plates. Also be sure to have the Label Tape color facing up to get the cool embossed look.

Mini Clear Cut Star Punch by We R Memory Keepers

For a little more color on the treat bags, add some stars punched from paper with a Clear Cut Punch-Mini.

DIY Halloween Treat Bags with the Mini Evolution by Kimberly Crawford by We R Memory Keepers

After assembling the toppers, adhere them to the bags. One line of tape on the inside-back, and one line of tape on the inside-front keeps the bags secure.

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What kind of treats do you like to make for Halloween?

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

DCWV:

  • Happy Halloween 12×12 Stack

American Crafts

  • Sticky Thumb-Adhesive Runner

 

Peekaboo Gift Boxes with the Mini Clear Cut Punches

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Supplies:

Clear Cut Punch – 1″ Circle

Clear Cut Punch – 1″ Star

1-2-3 Punchboard

Pom Pom Maker

Mini Trimmer

 

Father’s Day Mini Album

I made a mini album for Father’s Day. In Germany we already celebrated this day two weeks ago. My daughter painted small pictures and wrote letters for her dad. These should come into the album.

Father´s Day Mini Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

Father´s Day Mini Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

Father´s Day Mini Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

Father´s Day Mini Album by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

So I wanted to integrate little pockets into the album. All the little letters should come into these. This gave me the idea to do the whole album with the Pocket Maker Punchboard. Also the book cover should be a pocket.

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The inner part consists of 6 pockets. I created them all with the Pocket Maker Punchboard. This was very quick and easy. For one pocket I used a painted picture of my daughter. Also a photo is suitable well for a bag. Here you have to be careful that the motive is not too big. So that it is not cut off during folding.

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Please note that the bottom side of the pockets is not glued. This must be open so that the pockets can be sewn to the spine of the book.

Mini Clear Cut Circle Punch by We R Memory Keeprs

If you still want to edit the pockets with the Mini Clear Cut Punch or the Word Punch Board, do so before the bags are bound into the album.

Word Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

When you’ve finished the bags, the book cover will be made. I have made this bag longer than the size shown in the table. I wrote the measurement on the photo. I hope you can see it.

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The pocket is narrow and long. The spine is 1.25 inch wide. So that the 6 pockets have enough space.

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Maybe you can see it on the photo. I folded the bag at 3 inches and at 1 ¾ inch.

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

That’s what your book cover looks like. Now glue the back pocket to the book cover.

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Then the remaining pockets are attached to the spine of the book with the Book Binding Guide. I have sketched the inside of the spine. Whereby on my picture a dot is missing.

I made this only for orientation. The distance can vary afterwards. Because there are 5 pockets, which are sewn in.

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Now the lower fold is fastened from the pocket into the ruler. Therefore the flap must be open. I have attached the bag to the spine of the book with clamps. So that it does not shift. Now prick the holes for the normal book binding with the needle.

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That’s what it looks like on the spine of the book.

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If the bag is attached to the spine of the book, the bottom side of the bag can be glued.

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Here is a short video and photos from the finished album.

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Thank you very much for watching and if you have any questions, please feel free to write me.

I wish you a happy Father’s Day!

Steffi

 

SUPPLIES:

Pocket Maker Punchboard

Word Punch Board

Mini Clear Cut Punch

Journal Studio – Book Binding Guide

Trim and Score Board

 

 

Mother’s Day Gift Wrap Idea

Hello there!  It’s Rebecca with you today and I’m sharing some fun gift wrap ideas for Mother’s Day.  My own mother passed away a few years ago, but there are many other women I consider and think of on this special day.  My mother-in-law inspired my project today, as she LOVES to shop and a gift card is always a good bet for her.  We usually end up taking her out shopping on Mother’s Day, as well, so, for her, the gift card becomes the conduit with which we share the holiday.

Mother's Day Gift Wrap Ideas by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Mother's Day Gift Wrap Ideas by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

 

We’re just a few days away from May 12th, as well, so if you’re in a pinch for a gift, this is a quick one to create at the last minute!  I used the Pocket Maker Punchboard to create several gift card holders, and then I selected a few other We R Memory Keepers tools to make embellishments and dress them up.

Mother's Day Gift Wrap Ideas by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

The Pocket Maker makes light work of creating card holders, and you can create a pocket in loads of sizes, too!  I chose pockets with a flap so I could close them, and created them with the Easy Peasy paper stack from DCWV.  The florals in this stack made me think of moms everywhere and became the perfect outerwear for the gift cards found inside.

Mother's Day Gift Wrap Ideas by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

On almost all of the pockets, I used the Word Punchboard to create name tags, then I notched them with the Bow Guide from the 1-2-3 Punchboard.

Mother's Day Gift Wrap Ideas by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

My husband’s family is Filipino so the kids call his parents Lolo and Lola; hence this pocket is for my mother-in-law from them.  I added a pretty flower detail to the outside with the Stitch Happy Punch Needle.  I used a stencil that came in the kit for the flower design, and then used the needle to stitch it up.  This one takes a little planning–don’t assemble the pocket and add adhesive until you’ve completed your stitching!

Mother's Day Gift Wrap Ideas by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Tassels always make presents more fun, and gift card holders are no exception!  I whipped up a few with the Tassel Loom and a matching palette of crochet thread, attaching them with some mini glittered clothespins.  Don’t forget that you can use practically any kind of trim–thread, twine, yarn, ribbon–to create tassels with this tool.  Out of my entire WRMK repertoire, it’s safe to say that the Tassel Loom is the tool I use the most often!

Mother's Day Gift Wrap Ideas by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Another favorite for gift decorating is pom-poms!  They just scream FUN and I actually find them fun to make, too, especially with the Party Pom-Pom Maker from WRMK.  I used to wind yarn around my hand and get an incredibly uneven pom-pom that required loads of trimming.  But I can make a few of these (they’re made with the smallest maker) in a few minutes and they turn out great!

Mother's Day Gift Wrap Ideas by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Mother's Day Gift Wrap Ideas by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Mother's Day Gift Wrap Ideas by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I paired the pom-poms with some grosgrain ribbon bows that I made with the Bow Loom.  This is another tool that gets a lot of use in my house, and you can use all sorts of different trims again with it, like the Tassel Loom.  I created a simple bow, then glued the pom-pom to the center of it.

Mother's Day Gift Wrap Ideas by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

If you’re giving a gift card to the wonderful women in your life on May 12th this year, maybe you’ll try one of these variations.  And if you’re giving a gift card, it might be nice to accompany your special lady when she uses it…Moms love a little extra quality time with their favorite people.

Mother's Day Gift Wrap Ideas by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies:

 

Pocket Maker Punchboard

Stitch Happy Punch Needle Kit

Word Punchboard

Tassel Loom

Party Pom-Pom Maker

Bow Loom

1-2-3 Punchboard

 

Mother’s Day Heart Art Gift

Hey there We R fans, Laura here today! Mother’s Day is right around the corner and I don’t think there is any better way to show your mom you love her than making a handmade gift! Today I am going to teach you how to create a beautiful heart art piece using some of my favorite We R tools.

Mother's Day Heart Art Gift Idea by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Start by cutting out the letters MOM using the alphabet punch board. I used the second method to cut the M where you start with a larger piece of cardstock rather than gluing two pieces together.

We R Memory Keepers Alphabet Punch Board

Next, cut out lots of mini hearts using the mini heart clear-cut punch. I used the fun Easy Peasy paper stack from DCWV. It has bright, fresh colors and the paper is double-sided.

I cut out hearts in a rainbow of colors.

We R Memory Keepers Mini Clear Cut Punches

Use your hot glue gun to attach the hearts in any pattern you like. I followed the rainbow theme by starting with pinks and reds at the top and ended with greens and teals at the bottom. Before attaching your hearts fold them in half so they look more three dimensional on the letters.

Mother's Day Heart Art Gift Idea by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Since the hearts stick out a bit, you can see the backside of the paper from certain angles. You can change up the look by using a paper stack where the pattern on the cardstock is only one sided and the backs are white instead of another pattern.

Attach your hearts on all three letters.

Cut a piece of designer poster board that is 7” tall by 16” wide, using your supreme ruler, craft knife, and cutting mat.

Cut three pieces of chipboard with your utility knife – two pieces that are 7” tall by 4” wide and one piece that is 7” tall by 8” wide. This will allow you to create a tri-fold on your poster board to set the art on a table.

Mother's Day Heart Art Gift Idea by Laura Silva for We R Memory KeepersMother's Day Heart Art Gift Idea by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

If you want to simply hang the artwork you can cut one large piece of chipboard to fit along the backside. If you plan to hang the artwork you could leave the poster board without a chipboard backing, but you would need a stiffer poster board design than the one I used.

Use hot glue to adhere the letters to the poster board. I added one additional red heart above the letter O on the artwork.

Mom will be sure to love this gift and you can create any color combination to match your mom’s décor at home.

Mother's Day Heart Art Gift Idea by Laura Silva for We R Memory KeepersMother's Day Heart Art Gift Idea by Laura Silva for We R Memory KeepersMother's Day Heart Art Gift Idea by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Do you prefer to make or buy gifts for Mother’s Day?

Supplies:

Alphabet Punch Board

Mini Clear-Cut Punch, Heart

DCWV Easy Peasy Paper Stack

Hot Glue Gun

Designer Poster Board

Chipboard

Supreme Ruler

Craft Knife

Craft Mat

Red Sticky Tape