Hot Air Balloon Baby Decor

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here today with some fun décor that could be used for a baby shower, and then once the shower is over, for the baby’s room! I am long removed from the world of babies (as mine is now 11), but as I scrolled through Pinterest, hot air balloons kept popping up. I knew I had all the supplies and tools I needed to create some fantastic balloons with my We R Memory Keepers stash!

Hot Air Balloon Baby Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

First to be created was the balloons. Immediately the Honeycomb pads came to mind, along with a great balloon-shaped stencil in the DIY Party Honeycomb Stencil pack.

Hot Air Balloon Baby Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I placed the template on the sealed edge of the Large Honeycomb Ocean Pads. I traced one large balloon and two smaller balloons.

DIY Party Honeycomb Pads and Stencils by We R Memory Keepers

I used the three different colors in the package. Be sure and slide your template all the way to the bottom of the pad, that way, you can get more shapes from your pad.

DIY Party Honeycomb Pads and Stencils by We R Memory Keepers

Once two of each balloon color and size were cut, I adhered the two similar shapes together using a strong, dry adhesive. Dry adhesive is the only way to go when adhering the thin paper of the honeycomb pads.

DIY Party Honeycomb Pads and Stencils by We R Memory Keepers

Adhesive was placed on the back of the one side. Then the two sides of the honeycomb were pinched together, creating a completely three-dimensional balloon!

Hot Air Balloon Baby Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Once the balloons were created, banners were added for extra color and fun.

We R Memory Keepers Banner Punch Board

Using the Banner Punch Board, patterned paper was cut into small pieces. I trimmed my American Crafts Oh Happy Life paper to 1 inch strips. I lined the strips up with the center line (marked on the board), and cut with the blade. I find that cutting towards the inside from the right side and then the left side results in a cleaner cut.

The paper banners were glued to a piece of twine. The twine was cut long, allowing me to wrap it around the balloon and tie it to the correct size.

Hot Air Balloon Baby Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

The next item that needed to be created was the basket for the hot air balloon.

We R Memory Keepers 123 Punch Board

Using a piece of Bazzill Dotted Swiss card stock and the 1-2-3 Punch Board, I created small boxes. The box for the larger balloon was 2 ½” on all sides. The small box, of which I needed two, was 1 ¾” on all sides. The punch board has all the dimensions printed on it, for ease of construction. Around the top of each box, I added a piece of different white trim.

Hot Air Balloon Baby Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To hold up each balloon, paper straws were adhered to the inside of each corner of each box. I trimmed each straw to size. The honeycomb balloons slip easily on the top of the straws to stay in place.

Hot Air Balloon Baby Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

What color hot air balloons would you create?

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

American Crafts:

Bazzill:

Baby Project Roundup

Good Monday morning friends, and welcome to Baby Week here on the blog! This week we’re featuring projects that are for babies, baby showers, and soon-to-be mommies. Our design team has cooked up some amazing inspiration for you!

But to get things started, today we’ve got a roundup of past projects for you. Check out the list below of some of our favorite baby themed blog posts!

 

Hot Air Balloon Baby Shower

If you’re planning a baby shower or baby birthday party this spring, here’s a fun idea for a theme–hot air balloons! And what better way to make those hot air balloons than with our DIY Party Honeycomb Pads and Stencils? CLICK HERE for more photos and details about this fun project.

Baby Shower Gift Idea

Make a baby keepsake album and interactive card with the Frame Punch Board and Photo Sleeve Fuse. The mom-to-be will love this sweet handmade gift, and she’ll get to record all the exciting milestones as well. You can find a full tutorial HERE.

Baby keepsake album and interactive card

Baby Banner

This darling baby banner would be perfect for a baby shower or baby birthday party! You can learn how to make your own with the Alphabet Punch Board and Banner Punch Board by clicking HERE.

Baby banner

DIY Baby Animals Board Book

Get out your Cinch binding tool and some book board to make this darling baby gift idea. CLICK HERE for more photos, details, and instructions.

Baby board book

Letterpress Baby Announcement

The unique and beautiful look of letterpress is the perfect way to announce the arrival of your little one. Learn how to make your own letterpress baby announcements with the Evolution Advanced and Letterpress Kit HERE.

Letterpress baby announcement

Cinch Baby Album

Record the changes in your baby during the first year in a special mini album. Take a photo each month, and record the exciting milestones, then bind all your pages together with The Cinch. You can find more photos and details HERE.

Cinch Baby Book

Pregnancy Keepsake Album

Pull out your Photo Sleeve Fuse to make a beautiful pregnancy keepsake album for the mom-to-be. Fill it with 4×6 photo sleeves and journaling cards so she can include monthly photos of her growing belly, plus her feelings about the exciting events to come. CLICK HERE for full instructions.

Pregnancy keepsake album

Thanks so much for joining us today. We hope this roundup has provided some helpful inspiration for you. Be sure to come back each day this week for more baby themed project ideas from our design team. Crafty cheers!

DIY Easter Decor

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.

DIY Easter Decor by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

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.)

DIY Easter Decor by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

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.

DIY Easter Decor by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

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.

DIY Easter Decor by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

And here is how the framed piece turned out!

DIY Easter Decor by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I’ve echoed those beautiful butterflies here and there. They have been hand-cut from a sheet of Wildflower ‘Butterfly Garden’.

DIY Easter Decor by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Easter Decor by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

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 stickerspuffy stickers and hand cut flowers.

DIY Easter Decor by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

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.

DIY Easter Decor by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

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).

DIY Easter Decor by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Wishing you, your families and friends, a very happy time together. Until next time

Chantalle

DIY Easter Decor by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

 

Materials Used:

 

Organization Gallery Shadow Box Frame

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Laser Square

Vicki Boutin stamp & die set

Pink Paislee Take me Away ephemera

Pebbles Simple Life ’Spring Seeds’ 12×12

Pebbles Simple Life ‘Magnolias’ 12×12

Pebbles Simple Life ‘Wildflowers’ 12×12

Pebbles Simple Life Stickers

Pebbles Simple Life Washi Tape Book

Pebbles Simple Life Puffy Stickers

Pebbles Simple Life Rose Gold Foiled Paper

Heidi Swapp ‘Happy’ Metal Die

Wildflower ‘Butterfly Garden’

5×7 Photo Light

Photo Light Printable Backlit Film Paper

Elegant Font Punch

Evolution Advanced

Evolution Magnetic Cutting Mat

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