5 Halloween Craft Ideas

Five Fun Halloween Craft Ideas by We R Memory KeepersNext week starts the spooky countdown to October 31st–Halloween night! Today we’ve got Five Fun Halloween Craft Ideas that you can easily pull together to get you in the mood for Halloween!

Googly Eye Party Decor

This first idea could be used for home or party decor, and it’s really simple! Just grab your Circle Spin & Trim and cut some black and white circles! You can find the a step by step tutorial for making the treat pockets on the blog HERE.

Googly Eye Halloween Party Favors with the Circle Spin & Trim

DIY Halloween Treat Boxes

CLICK HERE to visit the blog to learn how to make these shabby chic, overstuffed Halloween Treat Boxes. They’re perfect gifts for friends, co-workers or neighbors! And they’re easy to make with a simple score board, the Happy Jig and the Tag Punch Board!

DIY Halloween Treat Boxes by We R Memory Keepers

Halloween Emoji Garland

Play some tricks on your friends with the Emoji Punch Board and this adorable Halloween Emoji Garland! Aren’t those spooky faces just adorable?! Learn how to make your own on the blog HERE.

Haloween Emoji Garland

Halloween Pom Poms and Tassels

Turn pom poms and tassels into cute fuzzy Halloween creatures with the Pom Pom Makers and the Tassel Loom! Use them as embellishments for your gift wrap, or thread them together to make a garland for your Halloween decor! CLICK HERE for the how-to!

Halloween Pom Pom and Tassel Garland by We R Memory Keepers

Halloween Banner with the Circle Spin & Trim

Your house will be the best-dressed on the block with the gorgeous Halloween Banner! Visit the blog HERE to learn how to make this stunning piece with the Circle Spin & Trim, the Tassel Loom, and the Basic Score Board.

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Make a Halloween Mini Album with the Foil Quill

Hello We R fans! It’s Aly here with you today to share an easy and impactful Halloween scrapbooking project. I used the Foil Quill and my Silhouette Cameo to create custom foiled patterned paper and titles to make my album. Check it out!

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This spooky album includes pockets I made with the Pocket Punch Board that are stitched together. I adhered photos onto tags that I inserted in each of the pockets.

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Here are some of the inside pages:

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Let me show you how I made this Foil Quill Halloween Mini Album! First, I foiled some spider web designs on black cardstock to make custom foiled patterned paper. I sized the images to 6 inches so I could cut them down and make 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 pockets.

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Using the Magnetic Mat made the job quicker since I was foiling only and not cutting. I used the Standard Tip and a Silver 12×12 Foil Sheet. The spider web designs are from my personal SVG library, and the words and phrases are from THIS Hello Heidi Digital Halloween Bundle.

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I trimmed the paper down to the size indicated on the Pocket Punch Board to make 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 inch notch pockets, and made my pockets.

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I cut tags from different black and white patterned papers with the Tag Punch Board, and then I punched out some stars and half moons using the Mini Clear Cut Punches.

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Here are the rest of the inside pages:

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Thanks for stopping by! I hope this Halloween craft has inspired your spooky crafting this fall. Enjoy the rest of your week!

Supplies:
Foil Quill Standard Pen
Magnetic Mat
12×12 Silver Foil
Black Foil Quill Cardstock
Pocket Punch Board
Tag Punch Board
Clear Cut Mini Punches–Star and Circle
Book Binding Guide
Stitch Happy Thread–Red

 

Foil Pumpkin Ornaments with the Freestyle Pen

Hello We R friends, Laura here today. I have been busy decorating my house for fall. I always find fun craft blanks at the dollar store. I found some cute wooden pumpkin ornaments to decorate and thought they would be perfect to use with the Foil Quill Freestyle Pen.

Foil Quill Freestyle Pen Pumpkin Ornaments by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Start by painting your wooden pumpkins. You could leave the wood grain depending on your design, but I thought painting them orange and green first would really make the foil stand out.

Foil Quill Freestyle Pen Pumpkin Ornaments by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Allow them to dry thoroughly. This doesn’t take long if you are using acrylic paint.

For the first pumpkin, I freehanded lines on the pumpkin with orange foil.

Foil Quill Freestyle Pen Pumpkin Ornaments by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Then, I used a Heatwave stencil to create a little green pumpkin vine and leaves. I found it was easiest to line up the stencil by cutting my foil to the size of the design I was tracing.

Foil Quill Freestyle Pen Pumpkin Ornaments by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

On the next pumpkin I wanted to add our name to the pumpkin. I don’t always love my handwriting, so I designed something on my computer and printed it out on regular copy paper.

I taped the copy paper in place on my pumpkin first to make sure I had everything lined up correctly. Then I carefully lifted the copy paper and placed my foil underneath. I taped it in place, so it didn’t move while I was writing.

I used both the bold and fine tip pens for the words. I used the bold Freestyle Foil Quill pen for the cursive and the fine tipped one for words THE and FAMILY.

Foil Quill Freestyle Pen Pumpkin Ornaments by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

To get good coverage with the pens when using a paper template, I found it was best to go slowly and to press firmly. I got good results using this method, but you could also print out your design using a thinner paper like tracing paper.

Tie ribbon to the top of the ornament to hang.

Foil Quill Freestyle Pen Pumpkin Ornaments by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

These fun ornaments look so cute with the rest of my fall décor at the house. You could also use this technique to make an adorable gift tag for a present.

Foil Quill Freestyle Pen Pumpkin Ornaments by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies

Wood Pumpkin Ornament Blanks

Orange and Green Acrylic Paint

Foil Quill Freestyle Pens

Foil Quill Heat Activated Foil Sheets, Flamingo

Foil Quill Heat Activated Foil Sheets, Peacock

Flourish Heatwave Stencil

Ribbon

 

How to Foil on 3D Projects with the Freestyle Pen

Autumn is already coming around here. I like to decorate our house for it.

Over the last few days I have foiled many objects with the Foil Quill Pen. And I created my first 3D project without paper. Yes really! Without paper. And I love it.

Foil on your Fall Decor with the Freestyle Pen by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

I really wanted to foil our autumn decor with the Freestyle Foil Quill Pen. So first I bought some pumpkins and painted them. The decoration should be bright and light. After I painted the pumpkin with white acrylic paint, I used the Freestyle Pen (Standard). A few hearts foiled with rose gold on it and it’s done! Totally simple. I was surprised how easy it works.

Foil on your Fall Decor with the Freestyle Pen by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

In autumn I like candles very much as decoration on the table. So I foiled some candles with the Free Style Pen.

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At first, I tested on a few old candles. I found out that you should write quickly. Because the hot tip of the pen melts the wax. But with a little practice it is quite simple. First fix the foil with the Washi Tape to the candle. Then, draw your design with the pen.

Foil on your Fall Decor with the Freestyle Pen by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

Excess wax can easily be scraped off with scissors. This way the unattractive areas can be repaired.

Foil on your Fall Decor with the Freestyle Pen by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

Finally I foiled some leaves on acetate with the Freestyle Pen. Then I simply cut them out with scissors.

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I decorated the vase with the foil leaves. I scattered the remaining leaves on the table. Maybe I’ll make a garland out of them. My daughter already has an plan.

Add foil to your fall decor with the Freestyle Pens by Steffi Ried for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Steffi

 

Supplies:
Freestyle Pens
Rose Gold Foil

Halloween Pocket Party Favors

Hello, friends!  It’s Rebecca and I hope you are in the mood for some Halloween treats today!  It’s only August, that’s true, but I just got the cutest spooky paper pad from DCWV and I couldn’t wait to use it to create some party favors.  It’s called Witches Brew, it’s available at Joann Stores, and I paired it up with some of my favorite WRMK tools like the Banner Punch BoardPocket Maker Punchboard, and the Happy Jig for some scary goodies!

Halloween Party Pocket Favors by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Halloween Party Pocket Favors by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

After choosing some chilling paper patterns, I created pockets to house some fun-size candy.  I followed the instructions on the Pocket Maker Punchboard to make 4.25″ x 5″ notched pockets.  You could use the pocket style with the flap, as well, but I thought it would be enticing to give a little sneak of what’s inside so I opted to leave the top open.

Halloween Party Pocket Favors by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Both pocket styles are easy to make with the board, but the notched pockets come together super-quick and if you have a lot of them to make, it might save you a little time.  After assembling the pockets, I filled them with the candy treats, then tied black ribbon around the pocket, resting it in the notch; that keeps the candy from spilling out and holds the ribbon in place.

Halloween Party Pocket Favors by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Next, I chose some matching papers to create banner tags with the Banner Punchboard.  Most of the tags are about 3″ x 3″, give or take.  I paired each tag with a small card that I trimmed from the Witches Brew stack.  They offer really cute designs and sayings, and what I like most about this collection is that the colors are a more complex palette for Halloween than standard bright orange, purple, and green.  Some of the papers will even work well for non-Halloween projects.

Halloween Party Pocket Favors by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

With my Crop-a-Dile, I secured the card and tag together with black eyelets to stop them from ripping when I slid the ribbon through the hole.

Halloween Party Pocket Favors by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

The final touch was a pipe cleaner bat that I made with the Happy Jig.  You can use wire if you’d rather, but I found that 12″ black pipe cleaners were just the right length for the bats, and I can let my kids help make them!  The pipe cleaners are a bit more malleable than the wire for their small hands, but they still hold the shape well.  As a bonus, they lend some fuzzy texture to the packages!

Halloween Party Pocket Favors by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

This is an easy and fun Halloween project that will come in handy this year when we celebrate my son’s birthday in mid-October.  I’m thinking of having a Halloween costume birthday party for him and I’ve already got a head start on the favors!

Halloween Party Pocket Favors by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies:

Pocket Maker Punchboard
Banner Punchboard
Happy Jig
Crop-a-Dile
Eyelets

DCWV Inc Witches Brew 12×12 Stack available at Joann Stores

DIY Patriotic Decor with the Foil Quill

Hey there We R friends, it’s Aly here again! Happy Wednesday, and welcome to the blog. Tomorrow is Independence Day for us here in the U.S., and I’ve got a festive patriotic DIY decor idea to share with you featuring the Foil Quill.

DIY Patriotic Decor with the Foil Quill by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Patriotic Decor with the Foil Quill by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

The focal point of my patriotic decor is this vinyl sign that I made with the Foil Quill and the Crate Paper Magnet Studio 10×14 frame.

Foiled Vinyl Patriotic Sign with the Foil Quill by We R Memory Keepers

The design file comes from the We R Holiday USB Drive, which has 200 SVG files perfect for cutting or foiling for any holiday during the year.

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I started by opening the design in my software and resizing it to fit my frame. Then I created a simple circle pattern to foil over the vinyl before cutting it out. Watch the video below to see how I was able to foil and cut this project with my Silhouette Cameo 3.

Once I completed my foiled vinyl design and added it to my frame, I wanted to create a few more DIY decor items to accompany it. First, I used the Tassel Loom to make what I call a Waterfall Tassel Garland. I simply made my 6 inch tassels, and then used a yarn needle to string them all together and hang them.

Waterfall Tassel Garland by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Next, I made a couple of mini garlands with some gold glitter paper and a gold mylar sheet. I used my circle and star Mini Clear Cut Punches (1 inch) to make them.

Mini Gold Paper Garlands by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I love using them to punch out lots of shapes from my paper scraps because I can move them anywhere on my paper to punch, which means I can use EVERY INCH of my paper scraps. So satisfying, right?!?

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I threw in a flag and a plant decorated with blue striped washi tape to complete my patriotic vignette, and I love how it turned out!

DIY Patriotic Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Foil Vinyl Patriotic Sign with the Foil Quill by We R Memory Keepers

 

DIY Patriotic Decor with the Foil Quill by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for stopping by today, and Happy Independence Day to all of our friends in the USA!

Supplies:

Foil Quill Standard Tip
Foil Quill Gold Foil
Holiday USB Design Drive
Red Vinyl
Tassel Loom
Mini Clear Cut Punch–Star
Mini Clear Cut Punch–Circle
Gold Stitch Happy Thread
3-in-1 Weeding Tool
Large Bone Folder
Crate Paper Magnet Studio–10×14 Frame

 

 

Easter Project Roundup

Hello and Happy Friday We R friends! We’re finishing off the week with a roundup of Easter themed projects that we thought might inspire you if you’re doing some last minute crafting before Sunday. Check out these awesome project ideas!

We R Memory Keepers Easter project roundup

Easy Easter Gift Tags

Pair the Square Punch Board and the Tag Punch Board to make these quick and easy gift tags for Easter gifts and baskets this weekend. You can grab the how-to on designer Aly Dosdall’s blog HERE.

Easy Easter Gift Tags by Aly Dosdall with the Square Punch Board and the Tag Punch Board from We R Memory Keepers

Embellished Easter Basket

Add beautiful custom accents and embellishments to your Easter baskets with the Happy Jig wire design tool! Learn how on our blog HERE.

Easter Basket by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Easter Basket by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Carrot Treat Bags

Grab your Photo Sleeve Fuse, some acetate sheets, and make these adorable carrot treat bags for your little bunnies!  If you’d like to see more photos and details, CLICK HERE to visit Aly Dosdall’s blog.

Easter Countdown

Make some pretty little envelopes with the Mini Envelope Punch Board and fill them with fun activities, treats, or scripture verses to make the Easter season fun for your family. Tuck this awesome idea away for next Easter! Visit our blog HERE for the how-to.

Easter Treat Pouches with the DIY Party Board

Make these easy treat pouches with your favorite patterned paper and the DIY Party Board. Stick them in your family’s Easter baskets and watch the smiles as they open thetm up! CLICK HERE for a full tutorial on our blog.

Easter Treat Bags by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for stopping by! We hope this Easter project roundup has inspired you. Happy crafting and Happy Easter friends!

Valentine’s Day Mailboxes

Hello lovely crafters! Soraya here today to share a tutorial to make adorable tiny mail boxes for Valentines Day. You’ll need to grab your 1-2-3 Punch Board, the Envelope Punch Board, the Trim & Score Board and some pretty Valentines papers! Let’s go!

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First of all, create a rectangular box using the 1-2-3 Punch board (I love this tool so much!!) following the instructions on the guide.

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Once you’re done with the box, create the opening drawer and the slot that will allow you to put in and pick up your love letters! I used the handy cutting tool and a metallic ruler. Place some adhesive tape all around the folds and stick one side at a time. Finish with the Mini Glue Gun to secure the bottom of the box.

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Use the Clear Cut Punch to make a circle that you will split in two. This will be the top of the mail box.

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With a strip of the same paper, give it the curve shape that you’ll stick on top like this:

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Now add a lovely button or a pearl to create the drawer handle.

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Repeat the same process for the other boxes and decorate them. I made 4 of them, one for each member of my family so that we can exchange sweet words and expressions of love.

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Use the Mini Envelope Punch Board to make adorable tiny love letters. They are so cute!

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And voilà! The mail boxes are ready to make us happy!

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Hope you had fun joining me today! Happy Valentines Day everyone and until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

1-2-3 Punch Board

Mini Envelop Punch Board

Trim & Score Board

Lalalove Collection by Crate Paper

Bloom Storage

Cutter

Cutting mat

USB Power Tool Mini Glue Gun

Clear Cut Punch

Valentine’s Day Project Roundup

Hello and Happy Friday friends! We’re looking forward to the weekend, but first we want to share some awesome Valentine’s Day project inspiration with you. Here are our Top 5 Most Popular Valentine’s Day Projects from 2018!

Gate Fold Valentine

There’s something special about a handmade valentine, and this beauty is not exception! CLICK HERE to find out how to make a gate fold valentine using the Trim and Score Board and the 3 Way Corner Punch.

Handmade Gift: Envelope Photo Album

This cute little photo album is a great gift idea to share with your valentine. It’s easy to make with the Mini Envelope Punch Board. For a full tutorial CLICK HERE.

Envelope Photo Album by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Love Notes Cupcake Toppers

If you’re throwing a Valentine’s Day party these Mini Envelope Punch Board cupcake toppers are the perfect way to tell your guests how much they mean to you. Not only are they cute, but they each hold a little love note. You can find the how-to featuring the HERE.

Love Note Cupcake Toppers with the Mini Envelope Punch Board by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Valentine’s Day Scrapbook Page

Document the one you love with a cool grid pattern scrapbook layout. The easiest way to make multiple squares or rectangles is the Square Punch Board. For more photos and details CLICK HERE.

Valentines Day Layout with the Square Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Add Hidden Journaling

Use the Envelope Punch Board to add hidden journaling to your planner, scrapbook page, or traveler’s notebook. Sometimes the words we want to say to our valentine are meant just for them, so hide them in a cute little envelope! Visit the blog HERE for full instructions.

Valentine's Day Layout with the Envelope Punch Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful crafty weekend.