DIY Geometric Light Strand

Hello everybody! Soraya here with you today to share a fun tutorial to make a light garland, using the incredible Triangle Score Guide along with the Trim & Score Board. As this is National Craft Month, I’m very excited to share this new project with you! The Triangle Score Guide is so smart since it allows you to create fun geometric shapes and gems by placing it on your Trim & Score Board. There is a complete guide book where you can find all the instructions and inspiration you need to start with it but here is my take on this amazing tool!

Geometric Light Strand by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Geometric Light Strand by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers
To make this light garland you will also need 12×12 acetate papers, a LED garland, scissors, pencil, adhesive runner and some washi tape.

Triangle Score Guide and Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers


I used a piece of white cardstock to make this step-by-step for you so you can see how I scored and folded it. So let’s get started! First of all, to make the icosahedron shape I scored paper every 2 inches. Don’t forget to fold over the bottom left corner so that you can keep track of your page orientation as you rotate it. Then I placed the Triangle Score Guide on the Trim & Score Board  (Side A) and started to score every 2 inch starting by the « 8 »  mark (the bottom left corner you folded is in front of you.)


Then flip the Triangle Score Guide (Side B) and rotate the paper so that the folded corner is on the left and score every 2 inches.


Now use the template you have on the instruction book to outline the area with your pencil and cut out the shape with your scissors.

Use your adhesive runner to stick all the tabs and edges together, and this is the final shape you should get after assembling every side of the icosahedron!


Repeat the process 4 times with the 12×12 acetate papers to get 4 icosahedrons. I also made 4 little tetrahedron shapes (pyramids) with the leftovers, they will be perfect for the garland ! How cute are these geometric shapes ?


It’s time to place the little LED lights inside the shapes (use some hot glue if you need the little lights to stick inside).  And voilà!

And here is what you get : a pretty light garland to decorate your craft room or your desk! Love how the transparency and the polka dots on the acetate paper diffuses the light!

I hope you had fun joining me today, and I hope this project will inspire you to make your very own geometric shapes. The Triangle Score Board may be a little bit  intimidating at first, but it’s way much more addicting once you start!  There are so many possibilities, you will love it! Happy creative Tuesday everyone and until next time!

~Soraya

 

Supplies :

Trim & Score Board

Triangle Score Guide

Bazzill Acetate Papers

Sticky thumb adhesive runner

 

 

Frame Punch Board Photo Display

Good morning, We R Memory Keepers fans, Laura here. Today I am going to show you how easy it is to create a photo display you can hang on your wall using the frame punch board. You can use any type of patterned paper or cardstock to match your home decor.

Frame Punch Board Photo Display by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I started by cutting three sheets of patterned cardstock from the Pink Paislee Moonstruck collection to 5 inches x 5 inches. I used the frame punch board to round the corners on each piece. Move the guides on the frame punch board so you can create a one inch border frame. You will punch all four corners.

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Then, set your cutting guide on the frame punch board to one inch as well. Trim all four sides of the paper to create a 5 inch square with a one inch border. Repeat this on all three patterned papers.

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I trimmed chipboard to 5 x 5 inches and rounded the edges using my corner chomper. I attached the patterned paper to the chipboard on three sides using double sided adhesive. I left the top open so I can switch out the pictures later down the road.

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I printed out my photos on my home printer and trimmed them to fit inside each photo frame. I embellished each frame using Moonstruck ephemera, cork stickers and gem stickers.

Frame Punch Board Photo Display by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Frame Punch Board Photo Display by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Frame Punch Board Photo Display by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

To be able to hang the frames on the wall, I attached ribbon to the back. I sealed the ends of the ribbon with the ribbon cutter tool.

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I folded the ribbon in half and tied a knot to create a hanger. I then attached the two strips of ribbon along the back of the photo frames using double sided adhesive.

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I love that I can easily change out the photos as I want. And the papers in this collection are so pretty. Those butterflies have got to be my favorite feature!

Frame Punch Board Photo Display by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies:

 

Pink Paislee Moonstruck Collection Papers

Frame Punch Board

Chipboard

Pink Paislee Moonstruck Ephemera

Pink Paislee Moonstruck Cork Stickers

Gem Stickers

Ribbon Cutter

Ribbon

 

GO BIG with the Photo Lights Collection

Hey there, We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here. I’m so excited to share with you a really fun, really easy family photo light box. You only need a few supplies to create this awesome piece of home decor.

Family Photo Light Box by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

I started by gathering a few supplies. All you’ll need is an 8×8 photo light, a few photo light rub-ons, and printable backlit film.

Photo Lights by We R Memory Keepers

The first thing I did to create this fun project was to print my photo on the backlit film. Even though I had an 8×8 frame I printed my photo at 5×7. I love that I could print my photo from home on my inkjet printer.

Photo Lights by We R Memory Keepers

I printed the photo on an 8 ½ x 11 piece of photo film. Before I added the photo to the Photo Light Box I trimmed the film to an 8×8 piece with the photo in the center. I added a few rub ons above and below the photo to create the “Hugs & Kisses” and “Family” sentiments.

Family Photo Light Box by Becki Adams for We R Memory Keepers

This project was SO easy and SO fun to create. It’s such a fun addition to my living room decor. Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog today. I’ll see you again soon.

 

Celebrate Rub-ons

Photolights Backlit Frame Woodfinish (8×8)

Photolights printable backlit film

 

GO BIG with the DIY Party Honeycomb Pads and Stencils!

Happy Monday friends, and welcome to GO BIG week here on the We R blog! This week our design team is sharing large scale projects, and how our fabulous tools make them so much easier. Tessa’s up first with some adorable large scale home decor!

 

Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here with the latest addition to my little girl’s bedroom! After collecting paper lanterns from various places, I finished off the grouping with We R Memory Keepers’ fabulous honeycomb paper, stencils, and hangers:

DIY Party Honeycomb Paper Home Decor by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Because some of the patterns in her room feature vintage fruit designs, I decided to make a really big strawberry to be the focal point.

DIY Party Honeycomb Paper Home Decor by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

I started with large red honeycomb paper and used the pumpkin stencil to trace the top. Then I used the straight edge of the stencil to draw a straight line from the curved top to the corner of the honeycomb pad.

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I gave the resulting heart shape green cardstock leaves to make it a strawberry. For added whimsy, I secured a gold pull tab (made for the pinatas) to the bottom of the strawberry.

DIY Party Honeycomb Paper Home Decor by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

I was having so much fun with the honeycomb that I also made four fans, one full-size and one small in yellow and in aqua. I love how the honeycomb paper makes the fans seem so light and airy – perfect for my daughter’s room! The honeycomb hangers and raffia string made it so easy to hang it all up on a plant hook anchored into her ceiling.

DIY Party Honeycomb Paper Home Decor by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

When Addie saw her room, she said, “It’s amazing, mommy!” She loves playing tea party under the fun decorations and her favorite piece is the big strawberry.

DIY Party Honeycomb Paper Home Decor by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

If you’re looking for some big, whimsical décor for a child’s room or some large, fruity party decorations, look no farther than We R Memory Keepers’ honeycomb pads and stencils!

Supplies Used:

DIY Party Pull Tabs

DIY Party Honeycomb Hangers

DIY Party Raffia String

DIY Party Honeycomb Stencils

DIY Party Honeycomb Pads

Valentine’s Day Banner

Happy Friday friends! It’s Aly here, sharing a simple Valentine’s Day Banner I made with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board and one of the Font Punches. Valentine’s Day is a big deal at our house. We love to decorate and celebrate, so this banner is just the beginning. It came together quickly and easily, so now I’m ready to move on to more party decor!

Mini Alphabet Punch Board Valentine's Day Banner by Aly Dosdall

I used the “B” side of some papers from the Snow and Cocoa collection from our sister brand, Crate Paper, and used the Banner Punch Board to cut out some 3×4 inch flag banners.

Mini Alphabet Punch Board Valentine's Day Banner by Aly Dosdall

Then I cut out a 2 3/4″ circles and layered those over my banners. I cut some of the blue patterned paper into 1 1/2 x 2 1/2″ pieces, and used my Mini Alphabet Punch Board to spell the word “kisses”.

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I wanted to embellish a couple of my letters, so I grabbed one of my Font Punches, and punched a starburst shape into the “K” and the “E”. I love the extra touch that the Font Punches add to letters that I punch out with my Alphabet Punch Board. So fun!

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Then I backed them with some of the dark pink paper for contrast. I adhered the letters onto the banner pieces with foam squares for added dimension, and finished off my project with some jute twine for hanging.

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Thanks for joining me today friends! Next time you create a project with one of the Alphabet Punch Boards, be sure to pull out your Font Punches to take your projects to the next level!

 

Supplies:

Mini Alphabet Punch Board
Holiday Font Punch–Marquee
Banner Punch Board
Snow and Cocoa Patterned Paper

Tab Punch Board Recipe Box | Free Printable

Hello everyone! It’s Eva Pizarro here on the blog today showing you a project to organize your recipes made with the new Tab Punch Board, and sharing a free printable recipe card for you.

Tab Punch Board recipe box by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

My husband is Italian and in his family food is really important. It is more than a meal, it is a tradition. My mother in law and my husband’s grandmother are amazing cooks, they know how to do everything. A few years ago I decided I wanted to learn a few of their recipes. This little Recipe Box is helping me get organized and not lose any of those precious recipes.

I made the tabs with papers from the lovely Snow & Cocoa collection by Crate Paper. To make the tabs simply punch on the corner of your paper, flip it and punch on desired width (I chose “S”), then use the cutting track to cut off the excess paper.

Tab Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

To make the course titles I used my Typecast Typewriter with gold ink and the Typecast Word Strip Stickers.

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You can create your own recipe cards, or you can download the PDF below and print it on letter size paper.

DOWNLOAD FREE PRINTABLE RECIPE CARDS HERE

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I assembled my box and included a title made with a Label sticker from the Typecast Collection. Here you can see the tabs and the recipe card. The board was so easy to use! You can use it to create folders and organize your paper scraps too! Maybe that will be my next project!

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I am loving my new Recipe Box! Now I am sure I won’t miss any of those fabulous family recipes!

Tab Punch Board recipe box by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies

Snow & Cocoa Patterned Paper

Tab Punch Board

Typecast Typewriter

Typecast Ribbon – Gold

Typecast Word Strip Sticker

Typecast Label Sticker

Happy New Year Photo Lights Display

Good morning We R readers. I can’t believe that this year is already coming to an end and we are getting ready to embark on a brand new fresh start. Once the holiday decor goes down, it can feel a little bare in my home so I like to add some warmth back in to keep away the cold, dreary days of winter.

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I love the new Photo Lights photo frames that were recently released. You print out your design on special backlit film that you can print out right from your home computer.

I thought it would be fun to create a glittery happy new year photo that I could display to celebrate the new year. I started by designing an 8 inch x 8 inch design in Photoshop Elements.

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Note: To use this photo, simply right-click and save the image.

The backlit photo paper comes in 8 ½ x 11 inch sheets. I printed my image and then trimmed it to fit on the frame.

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You can see right through the image, but it is still very clear.

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The photo frames are so easy to use. The front attaches with little magnets in each corner.

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Add your special photo paper to the frame, secure it to the front with the acrylic magnetic photo cover, add your batteries and turn it on. It even has a timer so you can have your frame turn on and off when you would like.

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I created a little light garland behind the frame using the DIY Party lights and some gold tassels. The DIY Party line makes it easy to add some sparkle and shine to any project.

The frame looks even prettier in person. It is sparkly and fun – perfect for ringing in the new year! And I can easily change out the frame when I am done celebrating.

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Supplies:

Photolights Frame

Photolights Backlit Film Paper

DIY Party Gold Glitter Light Strand

DIY Party Gold Pinata Pull Tab

 

Believe Holiday Banner

Hello and good morning, We R Memory Keeper’s readers! Laura here with a fun, festive holiday banner to help you believe in the magic of the season. I love creating banners for each and every holiday. Using the alphabet punch board makes it really easy to create a word banner in just minutes.

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I started by trimming my textured red cardstock to 3 inches by 5 inches.

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I created each letter of the word ‘BELIEVE’ using the alphabet punch board and the easy to follow instruction guide. I love how simple it is to use the alphabet punch board.

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To make the letters more festive, I used the holiday font punch on each letter. The guides marked on the punch make it easy to line up the punch perfectly with each letter.

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I used the DIY Party garland punch to create red and white circles to go on either end of my banner. I made a total of five circles for each end of the banner. You could easily add more if you needed a longer banner for your decorating.

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So the background wouldn’t show through on my letters, I trimmed plain white cardstock to fit behind each one where I had used the holiday font punch. Now, no matter where I hang it, you won’t see anything through the letters.

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To connect the banner together, I used the link punch to create slits in each side of the letters. I punched white links to connect each letter together. Since the letter L and I were so far apart, I used two links, instead of just one, and connected them with a brad.

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The punched out letters remind me of the part in the movie, Polar Express, where the conductor punches each person’s ticket with his hole punch. And since I chose the word believe, I think it seemed very fitting.

 

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Supplies

 

Alphabet Punch Board

Holiday Font Punch

DIY Party Garland Punch

Link Punch

Red Cardstock

White Cardstock

 

Photo Lights and Light Strand Christmas Decor

Hello there! Tessa Buys here with a look at my entryway Christmas décor, featuring the new Photo Light and light strands.

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My holiday décor is mainly red, black and white with touches of metallic and natural wood. I chose to use the Natural Wood Finish 8×8 Photo Lights frame because it complimented the rest of my decorations. Instead of printing my photo in color, I used a filter to make my photo an extreme black and white. It printed beautifully from my home printer onto the special backlit film. I added a “love” rub-on to the photo.

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It was easy to assemble the frame. I cut down the backlit film to size, then simply laid the picture between the box and the magnetic face plate. I popped in the batteries and it was good to go!

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I layered a few stars made with the Ruler Studio collection against a chalkboard frame, then hung a DIY Party strand of lights with gold glittered bulbs across the stars. They give off a warm glow, which is a lovely contrast to the cool glow of the Photo Light.

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To me, nothing says Christmas quite like the glow of lights, and when those lights can be extra special like a strand with pretty bulbs or a precious family photo, it’s even more magical.

Supplies:

Natural Wood Finish 8×8 Photo Light

DIY Party Light Strand, Gold Bulbs

Ruler Studio (large natural, small red, small white)

Tissue Christmas Tree Garland

I love that moment when you are scrolling through Pinterest and see a project that you have to make! It gets even better when you realize that you have a We R Memory Keepers tool that will help create that project in a snap!

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These adorable tree paper tassels, made with the DIY Party Fringe & Score Board, are festive and fun! My mom, my dad, and I had fun creating these over the holiday weekend, so I have double the reason to smile as I look as this décor hanging in our kitchen!

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Using a basic piece of tissue paper (from my holiday wrapping stash), I folded it in half to create a square. It was folded again to make a rectangle.

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That rectangle was cut in half, leaving a fold at the top. The fold at the top is essential for creating the tassels. I found that two layers of tissue paper was the right thickness for cutting, because of the delicate nature of the tissue paper.

Note: with one sheet of tissue paper you can make 4 tree tassels.

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The tissue paper was placed inside the Fringe & Score Board. To stop myself from cutting through the fold, I placed one of the stoppers at the top, behind the cutting tool.

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The cutting tool was set to ½” and the tissue paper was lined up with the ½” guideline. Then I slid the cutting tool down the track. Look at those perfect cuts! To finish the cuts, I moved the tissue paper over to the ½” guideline, lining up the last cut with it.

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After cutting all the tissue paper, each of the panels was opened. Starting at the one side, I rolled the tissue paper. Then I twisted the center and folded it in half. I wrapped the center around the Ruler Studio Clear Lights 20 bulb string, securing it with a glue dot. Followed the same process for each tree tassel.

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To add festive words to the string of lights and tree tassels, I grabbed the Mini Alphabet Punch Board. Using paper from a 3×5 pad, I punched out the letters to spell Fa-La-La-La.

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The letters were attached to the string of lights with glue dots.

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My dad punched gold stars from the metallic 3×5 pad and adhered them to the top of each tree. My mom punched small red circles and adhered those to each tree as small ornaments. We all giggled at how crazy cute this turned out!

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Will you make any holiday décor with your family this season?

Thanks for stopping by!

Kimberly

 

Supplies:

DIY Party Fringe & Score Board

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Paper Pad 3×5: Multicolor, Gold & Silver Metallic Foil

Ruler Studio Lights Clear 20 Bulb String