Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with a fun and quick treat bag for your Fourth of July celebrations! Each year on the Fourth, everyone spends the day, following the parade, at my parent’s house on the lake. After the day in the sun, we head back into town early, to get good seats for the fireworks. The littles, and let’s face it, the big people too, get a bit restless waiting for dusk. So, I thought it would be fun to make little treat bags to keep everyone entertained and happy. The We R Memory Keepers Scallop Goodie Bag Guide helped me put these festive packages together easily!
With a few seasonal treats and silly accessories, these bags will be a hit!
I started by using the Scallop Goodie Bag Guide to cut a few pieces of food-safe glassine papers. The Guide allows you to tear the paper by simply pulling. It also has a straight-edge for getting crisp folds.
Inside each bag are Pop Rocks candy, licorice, glow bracelets, glow wants, and a pair of ridiculous sunglasses. Lots of fun! I see selfies happening already!
On each bag, I attached a medallion I created with ribbon and a pre-made star burst from the Oh Goodie line.
To get clean cut edges on my ribbon, I used the Ribbon Cutter tool. This tool not only cuts the ribbon, but seals it too. To get the notched ends in the ribbon, I folded it in half before placing it in the tool. The sharper the angle it is placed in the tool, the deeper the notch.
These cute bags came together quickly. Who needs to make these for their Fourth of July celebration?
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After cutting all the pieces out, I was ready to assemble the banner. I used pop dots to adhere the letters and some of the stickers to the banner pieces. Each banner piece is a little bit different. The banner is put together with a thin piece of rope. The knot at either end of the banner not only keeps the banner pieces from falling off but it adds a fun textural element to the finished banner.
I’d love to hear about what patriotic home decor you’re creating this Summer season. Now, you can create your own patriotic banner with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board. Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. Have a happy Summer!
Hello We R friends, and Happy Monday! It’s Aly here, and this week on the blog we’re featuring patriotic projects from our design team to inspire your 4th of July crafting. If you’ve got a barbeque, party or other patriotic event, then be sure to check back each day this week for some fabulous ideas!
Today I’m sharing a festive cake topper idea for an Independence Day party. To make this cake topper, I pulled out an oldie but goodie, the Pinwheel Punch Board.
I used the Pinwheel Attachments so that the pinwheels can actually spin, adding a fun interactive element to the cake topper.
To make this Patriotic Pinwheel Cake Topper, I started by gathering my supplies.
I trimmed two red and two blue 3×3 squares, two red and two blue 4×4 squares, and one red and one blue 5×5 square. I punched each corner as explained in the instructions, and then cut all the red squares using the Pinwheel A track.
Then I punched the corners of each blue square, and cut them using the Pinwheel B track.
Then I embossed each pinwheel using some Next Level Embossing Folders and my Evolution Advanced.
I layered the red squares on top of the blue squares, interlocking the pinwheel arms, and then followed the instructions to assemble the attachment pieces. Once assembled, I added an Enamel Dot to the attachment cap for a finished look and placed a paper straw into the attachment base.
I trimmed off the ends of the paper straws at different lengths for a layered look, and inserted them into the center of the cake.
I hope this fun cake topper inspires you. Thanks for joining me today, and be sure to come back tomorrow for some more red, white, and blue project ideas!
Hello everybody! Soraya here with you today to give you some Easter inspiration with three different cute little treat bags! I used the incredible DIY Party Board and the 1-2-3 Punch Board to make them, with scrapbook papers and a glitter acetate paper too.
For the first triangle shaped treat bag, I used the Trim & Score Board to get a 9×9 inch paper square. Then I followed the instructions on the DIY Party Board and in order to make a treat pouch I used the marks A11. So easy and so fun! Then I used a piece of the FUSEables yellow decorative tape along with a flower diecut and a resin rose to embellish the pouch.
Still with the DIY Party Board, I made a tiny party hat using the marks C7 and C1. How cute is this mini cone that will be filled up with yummy chocolate ! And here is a another tip for you : use a waterfall sleeve to hold the chocolate eggs, tie a knot and flip it before putting it in the cone ! That way, the candies won’t fall off the bags!
For the last treat package, I made a little gift box thanks to the amazing 1-2-3 Punch Board and to get more transparency (because those little eggs are so colorful to hide them) I made it with a gorgeous glitter acetate paper ! Then I made a cute tag with the DIY Party Punch Tag and made a hole on a little pink label with my Crop-A-Dile.
Now that all the Easter treat bags are done and full of candies, you can offer them to your little ones or family and friends, they will love them !
Thanks for joining me today, hope you had fun discovering these cute bags, now it’s your turn to play and create yours for Easter ! Happy creating everybody and until next time !
Hello We R friends! Today we’re throwing it back to 2 years ago with this beautiful and clever DIY Easter basket made with the Gift Box Punch Board and our 2 Edge Punches. You can also make this with the 123 Punch Board. Check out the instructions from our former design team member, Traci, below:
Hi everyone, it’s Traci and I’m excited to be sharing a fun Easter project with you today. I was inspired by a similar design I saw on Pinterest, and I knew I had the perfect We R tools to make one easily. I’ve included some instructions for making this basket, so let’s get started!
To start, I used the gift box punch board and a piece of 12×12 white card stock to create a 4x4x4 box. I followed the easy XL directions on the board.
Once my paper was scored and punched, I adhered it together to form my box, making sure to fold my top flaps in and adhere them to the inside.
Next, I cut a piece of green Hello Darling paper into nine 3 3/4” x 3 3/4” squares, inked the edges, and adhered all of the pieces around the inside and outside of my box. Then I added double-sided adhesive around the top and bottom edges as shown in the photo below.
To create the basket-like strips, I used the 2-edge doily punch (set to punch 2 edges) to punch a piece of 12×12 pink Hello Darling paper into six 12” strips. I then cut each strip into 4 1/2” pieces. I ended up with 12 pieces and some left over scraps. I then punched 2 more 12” pink strips to use on both sides of the basket’s handle.
I adhered the 12 punched sections to 12 white card stock strips measuring 1 1/8” x 4 1/2”. I also adhered the 12” pink strips to both sides of a white card stock strip measuring 1 1/8” x 12”. I trimmed the 12” handle down to 9” and adhered it to the outside of my box. I then adhered the top and bottom edges of the 4 1/2” strips along the double-sided adhesive on each side of my box, creating a bend with my fingers as I positioned each piece.
To finish my basket, I added ribbon around the top and bottom edges of my box, and a pink bow to each side. This little basket will be perfect for a gift or home decor. Mine is now filled with candy to welcome guests by my front door.
I’d encourage you to give this project a try and let us know how you plan to use your basket! Share pictures with us on our Facebook page! Thanks for stopping by today!
Hello We R Fans and welcome back to the blog today. It felt like only yesterday I was sharing some ideas for Easter decor with you! How time flies. This wonderful and blessed time of year is almost here and again, I would love to share a little section of my craft room with you which I have decorated especially for Easter.
I have two pretty simple little shelves in my room where I like to display lots of pretties, but also keep the bits and pieces I use a lot so they are close to hand. The top of the units are a perfect place to keep favourite projects or nicknacks.
I will freely admit to having a small crush on all things ‘bunny’. My collection is growing and this year I have added this adorable mini cake stand! A simple and easy way to decorate without the long term commitment is to add some hand cut bits, like a butterfly or two, with some temporary adhesive like ‘Blu Tack’. (This is an Australian product name but after searching on the net, the equivalent sounds like ‘Plasti-Tac’ or Poster Tac.)
The main feature of my Easter display is a 12×12 image which I have created and displayed inside an Organization Gallery Shadow Box Frame. My ideas on how exactly it would look changed a bit during the creative process, but I wanted to create a main title with some custom lettering and I also knew I wanted to have several elements making up the whole display.
For my title, I started off by trimming the pieces of paper I would need for my word ‘EASTER”. I used my Mini Alphabet Punch Board (which takes 1.5 inch x 2.5 inch pieces) to punch out my letters. These soft florals are from the new Pebbles line, ’Simple Life’.
Once all the letters were complete, I then made swift work of lining them all up in a straight line, with my Laser Square.
For added interest over the pretty woodgrain print of the paper, I did some basic black stamping with this floral stamp from the new Vicki Boutin collection. This stamp set also comes with coordinating metal dies, so I cut some of the shapes out of similar paper and then used the shapes to build up layers of stickers and ephemera I started assembling.
Here is a closer look at some of the details. You might notice a touch of vellum at the bottom of the little stack. This paper is SO pretty and the touches of gold were perfect for the overall look and feel of this display piece. Other tiny details are the mini flowers I created using an Elegant Font Punch . I added a little centre to the flower shape with some white Crystal Drops.
And here is how the framed piece turned out!
I’ve echoed those beautiful butterflies here and there. They have been hand-cut from a sheet of Wildflower ‘Butterfly Garden’.
Pops of gold shine in the opposite corner on this piece of ephemera from the Take Me Away collection by Pink Paislee. Both of these stacks include some Simple Life stickers, puffy stickers and hand cut flowers.
The last item incorporated into my display is this super cute 5×7 Photo Light. The acrylic frame is backlit and this one has a natural wood finish so it coordinated well with the white shelving and woodgrain papers in the frame.
For my photo light, I set up a document the same size in Photoshop. I then used some digital Pink Paislee Citrus Bliss elements and added some text. (note, I changed the colour of the little ‘oh so cute’ ephemera to better match the background pattern.)
I then printed my digital pic onto some Photo Light Printable Backlit Film Paper. NOTE: It’s important to print onto the more matte side as the ink will not stick to the glossier side. (Hold the paper up the light and give it a little feel to see which side feels more glossy.) It’s also worth printing a reversed copy of your image, so it is a bit more protected when it’s under the top magnetic plate.
The printed image sits on top of the light box area but underneath a protective sheet made from sturdy acrylic which has magnets in the corners to keep your image in place.
This is how fabulous it looks when it’s turned on! Note: The frame runs off 3x AA batteries or a Micro USB cable (not included).
Wishing you, your families and friends, a very happy time together. Until next time
Our new DIY Party Board will be hitting stores next month, and we wanted to share some project inspiration with you from our fabulous in-house design team. Check out these adorable Valentine’s Day treat pouches!
What’s so cool about the DIY Party Board is that you can customize your partyware to match the holiday, season, or event that you’re creating for. Just swap out your papers and embellishments!
What kind of partyware would you make with the DIY Party Board?
Hello it’s Chantalle. Thank you for visiting the blog today! If your heart is bursting with love for your Valentine, than I have the perfect ‘fully loaded’ idea for you! This special interactive card can hold lots and lots of love and comes in it’s own gift bag, thank to the Goodie Bag Guide Tool.
The treat bag was created using some beautiful teal ombre glassine paper. You can find this shade, along with a few others, inside a pack of Oh Goodie Glassine Papers. The outside of the bag has been simply embellished with some rub ons and a few bits of heart shaped Crush Ephemera. Those awesome big rubs ons are actually a part of the new Photo Lights range. They go on super smooth and have a great gloss finish.
This card is 7×5 inches. I wanted to it to be big enough to handle all the bits inside but not so big that it becomes overwhelming.
Let’s take a closer look at how it came together…
I started out with a sheet of 12×12 Crush ‘XOXO’. I cut it down to 10×10 inches, folded it in half and then trimmed the length down a touch more until it felt ‘right’. (This ended up being 7 inches.)
I wanted to add lots of pockets to the inside of my card to be able to store love notes etc. A great way to do this was to create a few little mini folders using my Tab Punch Board. How gorgeous is that marble effect Bazzill cardstock! I machine stitched the edges shut and adhered them in a waterfall fashion to the inside of my card. I thought it would be fun to be able to see them peeping out from inside the card so I used my Goodie Bag Guide Tool to create a semi-circular shape…
… This part lifts up to reveal the little folders below.
The first folder contains a love note, which I penned with the help of my Typecast Typewriter.
There is also a little tag, which I have jazzed up a bit with some ribbon, Crush Ephemera and Crush Accent Stickers.
I’ve also created some coordinating bits and pieces to embellish the pockets.
Create custom clips by hot glueing some ephemera onto an oversized paper clip or re-fashion some outdated epoxy clips by removing the sticker and replacing it with a cute button. Cut a pennant and adhere to a toothpick for a cute mini flag. These options are quick and very cost effective.
All this loaded goodness needs to be presented to your special someone in a cute envelope. I used my Scalloped Goodie Bag Guide Tool to shape the teal glassine paper and fold it around the card.
The gift bag was lovingly finished off with a butterfly seal, from the Typecast Wax Seal Kit.
I wanted to make sure I got the shape perfect, so I practised on some wax paper first. The smell of the wax melting took me straight back to being a child and watching my Mother seal parcels for the mail. I remember her carefully sealing the knots she had made with string. The memory was unexpected and really wonderful.
I hope my little card has inspired you to try something a bit different for your Valentine this year!
Until next time, happy creating!
Oh Goodie! Goodie Bag Guide Tool
Oh Goodie Starburst Closures
Crush ‘Lucky in Love’ 12×12
Crush ‘Key to my Heart’ 12×12
Crush ‘XOXO’ 12×12
Crush Accent Stickers
Tab Punch Board
Typecast Labels Pink & Gold
Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here with a fun project perfect for Valentine’s Day! When I was teaching years ago, I would always have my students make foam fortune cookies for a fun project at Valentine’s Day. While I have made the cookies in the past look great with patterned paper, I thought, why not take it up a notch and make huge fortune cookies!?!
After trimming the paper to size, according to the instructions included with the Circle Template Guide, I cut the circle out using the guide and blade. The instructions come on convenient cards that can be kept together with a loose-leaf ring, making it simple to create your shapes.
Tip: Roll and create waves with your circle of paper before attempting to create the cookie. This will get the fibers in the paper loosened. Doing this will allow the paper to bend more easily during the next steps.
Fold the paper in half, as shown, but do not crease. Using your hand, create a dent in the center of the “fold.” Having the dent off-center will make the cookie look more realistic. I found that placing the edges of the circle between my knees made it easier to hold onto when creating the dent.
Touch the two outside ends together and adhere with a hot glue gun. Other liquid glues and dry adhesives will not keep the sides together.
To create the fortunes, the Mini Alphabet Punched help me create love phrases. I adhered the letters to strips of white cardstock. After determining how far out the fortunes needed to stick, I adhered the strip to the outer edge of the fortune cookie.
Anyone else feeling lucky in love this Valentine’s Day? How you would use your fortune cookies?
3×5 Metallic Paper Pad
12×12 White Bazzill Cardstock