Wire Wedding Cake Topper

Hello We R friends, and happy Friday! It’s either that time of year or there must be something in the water here, because we have gotten no less than five wedding invitations in the past month! Exciting, right? Needless to say, I’ve had weddings on the brain. Recently I saw some adorable wire wedding cake toppers, so I thought I’d try my hand at making my own with my Happy Jig to see what I could come up with.

Wire Wedding Cake Topper by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Happy Jig wire design tool

I love how this turned out! I think a wire wedding cake topper looks pretty cool, don’t you?

Wire Wedding Cake Topper by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Happy Jig wire design tool

So, obviously this design is my own creation–it’s not in the Happy Jig instruction manual or on our @werhappyjig Instagram feed, so I’ll show you how I made it. The cake I placed it in is about 8 inches in diameter and the topper is about 10 inches long. I’m not exactly sure how much wire I used, but I started out with 6 yards of THIS copper (or I like to call it rose gold) wire and ended up with more than half of it left.

Because of the length of this wire cake topper I did it in three parts, moving each part off the jig and making the next section. I started with the word “Mr” and the post for sticking the topper in the cake. Here’s a picture of that section of the design. Since I wasn’t sure how much wire I would need when I started, I didn’t cut any of the 6 yard roll until I was finished.

Happy Jig wire design tool by We R Memory Keepers

Wire Wedding Cake Topper by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Happy Jig wire design tool

I’ve found it pretty easy to use the design templates found in the instruction booklet and on the Instagram feed to piece together custom words. I’ve also discovered that I can enlarge the letters by just raising the tops of them on the grid of the jig. That’s basically how I created the word “Mr.” Then I extended the leftover wire down about 8 inches and wrapped it back up on itself to create the post.

Wire Wedding Cake Topper by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Happy Jig wire design tool

Next, I used the instruction booklet that comes with the tool to create the ampersand sign. That part was pretty easy!

Happy Jig wire design tool by We R Memory Keepers

Once I comleted the ampersand, I finished up my topper with the word “Mrs” and a little heart I borrowed from the word “love” on our @werhappyjig Instagram feed.

Happy Jig wire design tool by We R Memory Keepers

Wire Wedding Cake Topper by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Happy Jig wire design tool

Here are a couple of tips I picked up while creating this project:

  1. Have a pair of needle nose pliers on hand in case you need to undo your design. It will help to straighten your wire so it looks more neat and tidy.
  2. Plan ahead or make your own template beforehand (grab a blank one on our Instagram feed). The more you bend and straighten the wire, the harder it can be to keep your creation looking neat.
  3. Once you’ve finished creating your design, lay it down on a hard smooth surface and press it flat to straighten everything out.
  4. Once you’ve set the pegs on the jig, use some yarn or twine to test out your design before winding the wire around.
  5. Don’t be afraid to visit Pinterest or Instagram for ideas–wire design is pretty popular right now so you’re sure to find some inspiration

Wire Wedding Cake Topper by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Happy Jig wire design tool

Thanks for stopping by! I hope this project has inspired you to create something this weekend with your Happy Jig. If you create something with the Happy Jig be sure to share it on Instagram and tag us: @werhappyjig. We can’t wait to see what you make!

Supplies:

Happy Jig
Copper Wire
Crate Paper Ceramic Stands

Wedding Table Decor

Hello everyone!  It’s Eva on the blog today sharing with you a wedding table decoration made with the Happy Jig  and that can be used for any party.

Wedding Table Decor by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

For this assignment I decided to make place holders and a table number sign, I used the lovely papers from the Journaling stack from DCWV, the colors and prints are perfect for a wedding!

To make the place holder choose your favorite image from the Happy Jig catalog (or one of the many designs you can find on their Instagram account @werhappyjig) leave 5 or 6 extra inches in the beginning and create your form.

Cut the wire and use the extra wire to make a circular base.

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig

Use your Mini Envelope Punch Board to make 2 x 2 ¾ inch envelopes and place them on your wire design.

We R Memory Keepers Mini Envelope Punch Board

Write the name of the receiver on the back of the envelope.

Wedding Table Decor by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Inside the envelope you can include a thank you note, a picture or a small gift!

Wedding Table Decor by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To create the table number sign use the Happy Jig to create the word “table”. Here are the Happy Jig coordinates in case you want to make one:

Start: I14
Big Pegs: O4
Medium Pegs:I3, J10, M11, M24, O10, P17, P22, P26
Small Pegs: G7, H16, H21, N18, P13, Q9

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig

Use your Trim and Score Board to make the sign. Mine was 5 ¾ inches wide and 8 ¼ inches tall. I wanted my Table word to stand up on the sign so I attached it by making two holes with my Sticky Piercer.

We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board

To make the numbers I used the Journaling Stack by DCWV and my Alphabet Punch Board. I love the foil details on these papers!

We R Memory Keepers Alphabet Punch Board

And here’s how my sign turned out. I really like the paper and wire combo.

Wedding Table Decor by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Wedding Table Decor by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Small details really make a difference in a ceremony. The Happy Jig wires come in a variety of colors therefore your decorations will always look amazing!

Wedding Table Decor by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Have a great day!

Eva

 

Supplies:

Happy Jig

Happy Jig wire

Sticky Piercer
Trim and Score Board

Alphabet Punch Board
Mini Envelope Punch Board
Journaling Stack by DCWV

DIY Wedding Favor Boxes

Happy Monday! Laura here today to share with you how to create your own wedding favor boxes. These boxes can be easily customized to match your wedding colors. You can create them for a fraction of the cost of buying them premade. Plus, you can personalize them with any sentiment that fits your wedding theme!

Wedding Favor Boxes by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Start by cutting your cardstock to 10 ½ x 8 inches. Align the longer edge to the top of the score board. Score the paper at 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, and 10 inches.

We R Memory Keepers Basic Score Board

Rotate the paper 90 degrees and score at 2 and 6 inches. Use the score guide to line up one edge of your paper at an angle. Score an angled line coming down from each of the one-inch sections. Score the lines on one side, flip the paper over and do the other side, so you end up with two triangle shaped score lines at the bottom of the sides of the box.

You can see where to score the paper in the image below.

We R Memory Keepers Basic Score Board

Cut off the pieces shown below using your scissors. You will trim off the top and bottom sections where you scored the half inch line. You will also cut off along the top score line, leaving only a 3 inch by 2-inch rectangle. Then, cut along the two-inch, 5 inch, and 7-inch score lines, just to the bottom horizontal line.

We R Memory Keepers Basic Score Board

Fold along all the score lines and assemble your box using double sided adhesive, leaving the top flap open.

We R Memory Keepers Basic Score Board

Use the Corner Chomper scallop edge punch to punch each corner of the top flap.

We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

Fold the top flap into the inside of the box and use the Crop-A-Dile to punch two holes close to the each edge of the box.

We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile

Create a heart shaped embellishment using patterned paper and the clear cut heart punch.

We R Memory Keepers Clear Cut Heart Punch

Use the ampersand from the Rise & Shine embossing folders to emboss the shape onto the heart using the Evolution Advanced. I used a sanding block to distress the edges of the embossed “&” to make it stand out a little more.

We R Memory Keepers Evolution Advanced

Wedding Favor Boxes by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

Thread ribbon out through the holes in the back of the box and then in through the front flap holes. Attach the heart shape and tie the ribbon in a bow.

Wedding Favor Boxes by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

You can create these boxes in any color or design that fits your wedding theme. You can choose a different embossed accent for the heart shape or even add your monogram or names to the front of the bags using a stamp or a sticker. Then simply fill the bag with the treat of your choice.

Wedding Favor Boxes by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Wedding Favor Boxes by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Supplies:

Bazzill Cardstock

Score Board

Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper

Crop-A-Dile Hole Punch & Eyelet Setter

DCWV Butterflies & Flowers Cardstock Stack

Clear Cut Heart Punch

Evolution Advanced

Rise & Shine Embossing Folders

Graduation Party Favor Idea

Hello We R Memory Keepers fans! Soraya here with you today to share a new tutorial for a graduation party favor using some of my favorite tools!

Graduation Party Favor by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

To make this little cute graduation box, I used the wonderful 1-2-3 Punch Board that I LOVE ! The possibilities are endless with this board, above all when it comes to creating party favors! As this box measures 3 ¼ inches so the paper had to measure 10 inches (according to the instructions on the board).

Graduation Party Favor by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

We R Memory Keepers 123 Punch Board

Graduation Party Favor by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

I also used the Clear Cut Punch to create a little window so we can see the marshmallows through it. Love this frame shape and this punch is very easy to place thanks to the magnetic system! The window is made out of a little waterfall photo sleeve that I glued with the USB Power Tool Mini Glue Gun.

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig Clear Cut Punch

Graduation Party Favor by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Graduation Party Favor by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Now that the box is finished, I played with my Happy Jig and some rose gold wire to make the word “yay”. I followed the instructions in the book to shape the “y” and the “a” like in the “happy” word.

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig

Now it’s the fun part to fill the box with yummy marshmallows!

Graduation Party Favor by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Graduation Party Favor by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

We now have to make the hat and tassle part to finish the graduation favor! The steps are very easy and the result is awesome! I cut a 4 ¼ inches square paper with my Trim & Score Board and another one in a light white cardboard with my Supreme Ruler and Precision Knife. I glued them together.

We R Memory Keepers Trim and Score Board

We R Memory Keepers USB Mini Glue Gun

We R Memory Keepers Supreme Ruler

Using the Crafter’s Essential Tool I made a hole in the middle of the cardboard and passed through some blue thread. I tied a knot then attached the tassle on it.

We R Memory Keepers Stylus Tool

Graduation Party Favor by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Graduation Party Favor by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Graduation Party Favor by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Add some embellishments and voilà! The graduation party favor box is done!

Graduation Party Favor by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Graduation Party Favor by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Graduation Party Favor by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Graduation Party Favor by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Graduation Party Favor by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

I hope you had fun joining me today. Happy creating everyone and until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

1-2-3 Punch Board

Trim & Score Board

USB Power Tool Mini Glue Gun

Precision Knife

Crafter’s Essential

Stitch Happy Scissors

Blue thread and pompom

Clear Cut Punch

Supreme Ruler

Waterfall Photo Sleeves

Happy Jig

 

 

Baby Shower Decor

Happy Friday We R fans! Aly Dosdall here again to share some baby themed decor that I made with a few of my favorite new tools. This simple banner and cake topper set would be perfect for a baby birthday party, a baby shower, or any other baby themed event. You could also change out the words to fit any celebration or event you’re hosting. Check out what I made with my Happy Jig, Tag Punch Board, and a few other handy tools!

Baby Shower Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Happy Jig and the Tag Punch Board

The pretty pastel papers I used for the tag banner are from the new DCWV Inc Okey Dokey and Journaling Stacks which you can find at JoAnn stores.

Baby Shower Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Happy Jig, the Square Punch Board, the Staple Board and the Tag Punch Board

Let’s start with making the tag banner! First I made my letters with the Happy Jig tool and the gold wire that comes with the kit. You can find instructions for making all the capital letters of the alphabet (plus dozens of other cool designs) on our dedicated Instagram feed here: @werhappyjig.

After I made the letters, I measured their size to determine how large to cut my DIY tags. I used my Square Punch Board to punch out five 2 3/4 x 4 inch rectangles. If you haven’t gotten a Square Punch Board I highly recommend it. I use it all the time for punching out bulk rectangles and squares for all kinds of paper craft projects!

Then I created the tags with my Tag Punch Board, layering a 7/8 inch paper over them that I cut off of the top of a same size tag made with some coordinating paper.

Baby Shower Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Happy Jig and the Tag Punch Board

Once I finished making all my letters and tags, I stapled them together with small staples using the Staple Board. I finished off my banner by adding some pink Stitch Happy Twine to the tops of the tags, and then taping them to a length of twine for hanging.

After finishing the banner, I made the word “baby” with my Happy Jig for a cake topper. I copied the letters from other words on the Instagram feed and in the included instruction booklet to get “baby”. You can totally create your own words by using the letters from other word designs and linking them together. It’s fun to play around and experiment with making your own words.

Baby Shower Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Happy Jig

Here’s a close up shot of which pegs you’ll need to make the word “baby” and where you need to place them.

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig: Baby

I left a few extra inches on both ends of the word so I could attach it to my bamboo skewers before adding it to the cake. I twisted the excess wire around the skewers, but you could tie yours with twine, use a bit of hot glue, or some mini glue dots.

Baby Shower Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Happy Jig

I love how the wire designs add some unique texture and a fun flare to my baby shower decor. I can tell I’m going to get a ton of use out of my Happy Jig!

Baby Shower Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Happy Jig and the Tag Punch Board

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful craft-filled weekend friends!

Supplies:
Happy Jig Kit
Square Punch Board
Tag Punch Board
Staple Board
Stitch Happy Pink Twine
DCWV Inc Paper Stacks: Journaling, Okey Dokey

DIY Birthday Party Decor

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here today with some fun party décor. Birthdays, well, they happen every year (whether we like it or not), so why not make them fun and exciting with custom décor?! I have always loved making special decorations for my son’s birthdays. There are a few We R Memory Keepers tools that I always grab when I am getting started and I am sharing them with you today.

DIY Birthday Party Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers
Project number one on my list is always a banner. We have the perfect place in our kitchen to hang one and it just says, celebration time! The Banner Punch Board makes the job quick and easy. I cut my Pebbles Happy Hooray patterned paper down to 6” x 6.” Then I lined the paper up with the 6” line on the Banner Punch Board and made two cuts. Two cuts. That is it for each pennant of the banner. Nice!
DIY Birthday Party Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers
On each pennant, I added a cardstock sticker from the Pebbles Happy Hooray collection. To make the stickers pop off the paper, I adhered them each with foam squares.

DIY Birthday Party Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Birthday Party Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers
The top of each banner was covered with two layers of DIY Party Fringe Tape. By using two layers, it looks fuller. I adhered the bottom layer first, then lined the top layer up with the top edge of the patterned paper. It makes it cleaner looking that way.
Next item that we always get for birthdays in this house is cupcakes! Using the DIY Party Board and the Clear Cut Punch Circle, I took the bakery cupcakes from cute to wow!

DIY Birthday Party Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers
I made cupcake wrappers from patterned paper and the DIY Party Board. The instructions for the size of paper to use and where to cut are printed directly on the board. Another tool that makes it quick and easy to make an impact.
DIY Birthday Party Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Birthday Party Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers
For the cupcake topper, I used a small DIY Honeycomb pad. I trimmed small pieces and adhere their ends together. It made a cute and dimensional circle. On the front of each, I added an image from patterned paper. Using the Clear Cut Punch Tool, I could place the punch directly over the image I wanted and perfectly cut it out.

DIY Birthday Party Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers
Final item, silly straws. Totally essential for birthdays! Instead of leaving the straws plain, I added a punched circle of patterned paper, once again using the Clear Cut Punch Tool. It punches so smoothly, its great to use for any circles I need.

DIY Birthday Party Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers
The final detail was adding the letter E to each of the straws. The Mini Alphabet Punch Board made quick work of making the letters. Oh, and a special thing to notice, see the stripe of rainbow at the bottom of the letter E? I left the tear strip on the patterned paper and let it add some fun color to my letters!
How do you celebrate birthdays in your house?

Supplies:
We R Memory Keepers:
• Banner Punch Board
• DIY Party Board
• Clear Cut Punch – Circle
• Mini Alphabet Punch Board
• DIY Fringe Tape – White
• DIY Party Small Honeycomb Pads – 3”x8”
Pebbles – Happy Hooray
• Pattered paper – Hooray, Balloon Animals, Make a Wish, Party Animal, Eat Cake
• Cardstock Stickers

Birthday Treat Bags

Laura here today to kick off Birthday week! I am excited to share with you how to create these adorable birthday treat bags. They can be used as favors or to place a small gift inside for someone special.

Birthday Treat Bags by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I started by using the Goodie Bag Guide and the DCWV Celebration cardstock stack. This paper stack has all the papers you need to create any kind of birthday party favor, card, decoration, or scrapbook layout. I wanted a bag that was 3.5” wide by 4.5” tall, so I trimmed my paper to eight inches wide.

Then, I used parts A, C, and D of the Goodie Bag guide to create my bags.

 

Birthday Treat Bags by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Birthday Treat Bags by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers featuring the Goodie Bag Guide

These papers are cute enough to use by themselves, but I wanted to dress up them up a little bit. I used my banner punch board to create a little mini banner piece for each bag. I trimmed each strip of coordinating paper using my paper trimmer. Then, I used the punch board to create a v-shape in the bottom. Lastly, I trimmed the banner piece to fit my treat bag.

We R Memory Keepers Banner Punch Board

I attached the mini banner and a Pebbles Birthday Wishes ephemera to each of the bags using sticky thumb adhesive.

Birthday Treat Bags by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Then, I used the Happy Jig to create some cute little embellishments to attach to the bag. I created the word “Happy” using the instructions in the book and some of the baker’s twine wire.

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig

With the baker’s twine wire you need to use a little glue or tape at the ends to keep the twine from fraying and coming off the wire. I simply used a little dab of hot glue on each end.

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig

I created the word happy and a heart shape out of twine. I used the blue color wire to create an adorable ice cream cone. It matches perfectly with the ice cream paper. The instructions can be found on the Happy Jig Instagram page.

We R Memory Keepers Happy Jig

These little bags are the perfect favors to give your guests for a special birthday bash! And they would be perfect for filling with a few small treats for a cute birthday gift.

 

Birthday Treat Bags by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Birthday Treat Bags by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I love how the paper, happy jig embellishments, and the ephemera coordinate so well together.

Birthday Treat Bags by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Birthday Treat Bags by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

 

Supplies

Goodie Bag Guide Tool

DCWV Celebration Cardstock Stack

Banner Punch Board

Pebbles Happy Hooray Ephemera Cardstock Die-Cuts

Happy Jig

Happy Jig Baker’s Twine Wire

Happy Jig Color Wire

Slumber Party Invite and Banner

Hello WeR fans and welcome back to the blog today! Chantalle with you again and I’d love to share this ‘girl powered’ sleepover invitation and banner I created with the new Tag Punch Board with you all.
 Slumber Party Invitation by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Slumber Party Invitation by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Untie the bright orange ribbon and this girly invite for my little one’s BFF, opens to reveal slumber party info…

I’ve used a drool-worthy Crate Good Vibes glittery pompom frame as the main embellishment on the front. I love the bright pops of colour mixed with the softer pastel shades. Good Vibes and Pink Paislee’s Wild Child were a great mix for this project. These gorgeous mismatched chipboard alphas are from Paige Evans ‘Oh My Heart’ collection.

Slumber Party Invitation by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The invitation consists of four large combined tags, which were created by folding a length of paper in quarters and then trimming the tops and punching, using the Tag Punch Board.

Inside, there is a circular window area where you can view information that one folds out to reveal.

Slumber Party Invitation by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Below, you can see step by steps of how the invite came together.

I started out by trimming a sheet of Pink Paislee ‘Summer Lights’ patterned paper to 9 (w) x 6 (h) inches using my Trim & Score Board.
I then scored it half way down and again at half way across. I folded it so that it was a long, 9×3 ‘strip’ and then trimmed the tag shape using the Tag Punch Board at marking ‘E’ with the blade provided. I repeated this on the opposite side as well, then punching each end so I could run some ribbon for a closure later on.

Next, I opened strip up and on the lower half, punched a circular shape using one of my favourite tools, my Circle Clear Cut Punch.

Tag Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers
Folding the paper over, you can see how the punched circle creates a little window where I could put some teaser info.

For a bit of dimension and fun, I’ve snipped a heart shape out of some Honeycomb paper and placed it in the fold, so when you open the invite, the heart opens up.

Slumber Party Invitation by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers
I opened tag tag shape right up and popped it into my Typecast Typewriter to fill in some info. (My ribbon was a bit dry so forgive the first randomly spaced word, lol. I replaced the ribbon and all was well!) The text needs to show through the punched circle, so make sure you type on the correct side. TIP: I drew some very light pencil lines to guide my typing so I knew where it would be within the shape.

I used some American Crafts chipboard and puffy stickers for the headings and a bit of stamping (Crate Good Vibes Stamp Set) in and amongst the typed text and chipboard letters. TIP: A great way to make sure your alphabet stickers are perfectly aligned is to use Thicker Alignment Guides by American Crafts. (shown below on the hexagon shaped one.)

Clear Cut Punches by We R Memory Keepers Slumber Party Invitation by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I’ve included a map in this invite, but you could also pop in some photos, a shaker element or maybe even the lyrics to your kiddo’s favourite song!

Slumber Party Invitation by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

 

I’ve also created a little banner, which can be hung in the lounge or bedroom on the night.
 Slumber Party Banner by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers
The banner also uses tags cut with the Tag Punch Board, which have been strung onto a DIY Party Light Strand. I mixed up my bulb covers and used green, pink and gold. These light strands are so versatile. I’ve used them over and over again for various projects.

Mini Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

To create the banner, I created 9 tags using my Tag Punch Board, each 3×4 size. I trimmed into shape and punched a little hole at the top, making a teeny slit near the top between the punched hole and the top of the tag.

Next, I created some lettering, spelling out the words ‘GIRL POWER’ using my Mini Alphabet Punch Board. I’ve continued with the brights/pastel mix and used my Dear Lizzy Star Gazer 6×6 Pad for the letters.

Mini Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers 

The finishing touch on the banner was a bit of sparkle in the form of some shimmering gold Mylar. I used my Fringe & Score Board to trim sections, which I then cut in half and attached to my banner, in between the letter cards and glittery globes.

Fringe and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

By cutting the little slit, you can easily just pop the card on to the light strand. I used my new super sharp Crafters Essentials Fine Precision Scissors. So lightweight and amazing for fine detail work!

Slumber Party Banner by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Slumber Party Banner by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Slumber Party Banner by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Slumber Party Invitation by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Slumber Party Invitation by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I hope you enjoyed this post. Experimenting with your Tag Punch Board is heaps of fun! Happy crafting!

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

Trim & Score Board

Circle Clear Cut Punch

Pink Paislee Wild Child Puffy Stickers

Pink Paislee Summer Lights 12×12 paper

Dear Lizzy Star Gazer 6×6 Pad

Crate Paper Good Vibes Ephemera

Acrylic Stamp Blocks

Typecast Typewriter

Ribbon Cutter

Tag Punch Board

Fringe & Score Board

Mylar pack

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Small Honeycomb Pad – Ocean

Sticky Thumb Adhesive Runner

Crate Good Vibes Frames

Crate Good Vibes Stamp Set

American Crafts Sunshine Stickers

American Crafts Clique Puffy Stickers

American Crafts Girl Power Chipboard Stickers

American Crafts Thicker Alignment Guides

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. Patrick’s Day Stamped Cupcake Toppers

Hello We R friends! Aly Dosdall here again. St. Patrick’s Day is coming soon, and at our house it’s a fun day where we celebrate mostly with food! We die our milk green, cook green eggs and ham, and always have a yummy green dessert. This year, I’m thinking it’s going to be cupcakes.

CMYK Stamped Cupcake Toppers by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

And to dress up those cupcakes, I’ve got a fun idea for some St. Patrick’s Day stamped cupcake toppers featuring the CMYK Stamps + Inks, and the new Acrylic Block Set. I thought this CMYK layered stamp set would be perfect for the holiday since it includes all the colors of the rainbow.

CMYK Stamped Cupcake Toppers by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

CMYK Stamped Cupcake Toppers by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I started by stamping the design from the Hello CMYK Stamp Set. These stamps have a cool pixelated look and work by layering the four basic colors together one on top of the other.

We R Memory Keepers CMYK Stamps and Vicki Boutin Moth Dies and Stamps Set

I substituted the “hello” sentiment in the middle with the “lucky” sentiment from the Vicki Boutin Moth Dies and Stamps Set. I used some washi tape to cover the “hello” sentiment when inking the black layer of the design, and then removed the tape before stamping so the sentiment didn’t show up.

We R Memory Keepers CMYK Stamps and Inks

Once I finished stamping the toppers, I cut them out with the new Detail Scissors from the Hand Tools collection, and then hot glued them onto some paper straws with the new USB Power Mini Glue Gun. I love that this glue gun is portable since I don’t need to worry about connecting to an outlet. I simply used my phone charger–awesome!

What I love about the CMYK Stamp Sets is that they really are a statement piece on your craft projects. They’re perfect focal points and really don’t need much embellishment.

CMYK Stamped Cupcake Toppers by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I finished off my cupcakes with some wraps I made out of Bazzill Basics Gold Foil Cardstock with the DIY Party Board. I love how they turned out! Thanks for stopping by–I’ll see you next time.

Supplies:

Acrylic Block Set
CMYK Hello Stamp Set
CMYK Inks
DIY Party Board
Hand Tools, Detail Scissors
USB Power Mini Glue Gun
Bazzill Basics Gold Foil Cardstock
Vicki Boutin Moth Dies and Stamps Set

Celebrate with a Waffle Bar

 

Welcome back to the blog today! It’s Chantalle here and I’d love to share a celebratory idea with you, which I put together for my kiddo’s first day back at school. It was a special one, as my DS started High School and my sweet little girl faces a new chapter without big brother to look out for her on the playground.

To mark the occasion, we had waffles for dinner! You can imagine their delight in having sweets as a main meal, lol.

DIY Waffle Bar Decor by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

All-you-can-eat candy at this waffle bar!

DIY Waffle Bar Decor by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

I got the waffle idea playing around with my new and improved Trim & Score Board. The blade has been updated and now features super precise cutting. The board also feels sturdier now, thanks to a new locking mechanism at the back. I definitely enjoyed using this new board more than it’s predecessor.

I started by trimming up four pieces of some Bazzill Classic Yellow Mono Cardstock. (I just eyeballed it, but I reckon it was a bit wider than 4×6 size. Maybe 5×6) and then ran some score lines down the length and breadth of two of the sheets, at roughly 1 inch intervals. I also ran some narrower lines in between those (again, eyeballing) to create the illusion of the dents in the waffle shape.

I trimmed out the square shapes that had formed from the scoring lines, leaving a narrow border around each one. Initially, I had a much wider border around the whole outside if the piece of paper, so I could decide how much of en edge to leave. I ended up trimming this down so there was a slightly wider border than the one between my squares.

Finally, I mounted the cut paper to a sheet of un-scored paper. (The cut ones were now smaller than the un-scored pieces, so I trimmed off the excess. ) I rounded the edges slightly, just using my scissors, to give it a slightly wobbly finish, like a real waffle shape.

Supreme Ruler and Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

One could type up on the back of the un-scored cardstock pieces with a Typecast Typewriter and create super fun little Waffle Party invites!

You could also take your paper waffles to the next level by adding some shaded areas with inks or paints!

DIY Waffle Bar Decor by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

What’s a fun waffle bar without toppings, right? These little paper jars were quick to make and actually held way more sweets than I thought!

DIY Waffle Bar Decor by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers 

Again, using my Trim & Score board, I scored up some 12×12 sheets of bright paper, at 2 inch intervals. I enlisted the help of my Triangle Score Guide to create the geometric shapes. The booklet that comes with the tool goes in to detail on how to trim and score your paper, depending on the type of shape you want to create.

Remember: The Score Guide slots in to the Score Board at the 3 and 9inch marks.

Once the shapes were scored and trimmed, I went about closing them up by applying runner tape along the tabs. I closed all but one section, laying it down to see which side was best to remove once I found the best side to stand it on IYKWIM. When I was happy with how the shape sat on a surface, I trimmed off the section of paper above it to create an opening. The 2inch sided shape, created a big enough opening, so that little hands can easily fit inside to retrieve their tasty toppings! Of course, you could just pop a serving spoon in there.

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

These little paper jars turned out so lovely. I will definitely be making more to fill with treats and give as gifts.

DIY Waffle Bar Decor by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The geometric shapes leave a bit of excess paper once trimmed. I used these scraps to create some embellishments and a title for my waffle bar. I ran this little flower die through my Evolution Advanced on a Magnetic Mat. I have always raved about the magnetic mat – it makes placing and keeping your die in place a breeze!

Evolution Advanced by We R Memory Keepers 

Another embellishment I made was this ridiculously easy ‘cheat’ banner using some kebab sticks and a chipboard sticker from Crate’s ‘Good Vibes’ collection, which I glued on. It went straight into the waffle pile!

Mini Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers 

The title was created using more scrap leftovers and my Mini Alphabet Punch Board. This little guy makes the cutest size letters and using a very mini 2.5 x 1.5 inch piece of paper for each letter (apart from the wider ones like ‘M’ and ‘W’ in which it uses 2.5 x 2.5 inch pieces)

I machine stitched the letters together, leaving an extra bit of thread on each side so I could string it up.

DIY Waffle Bar Decor by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers 

My bar was a huge hit and is on the cards for a repeat performance I’ve been told! The seriously clever cake stand I placed the waffles on to, comes from The Sweet Tooth Factory. You need to check these guys out!! The range is amazing and this stand in particular is so clever and stores so compact! It even comes with the attachments to string up banners!

DIY Waffle Bar Decor by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers
I hope you enjoyed this idea and might give it a go for your next celebration event! Until next time, happy crafting!

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

Trim & Score Board

Triangle Score Guide

Evolution Advanced

Magnetic Mat

Supreme Ruler

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Crate Paper ‘Good Vibes’ Chipboard Stickers

Pink Paislee Paige Evans 12×12 #310500

Dear Lizzy ‘Lucky Charm’ Junk Drawer 12×12

Dear Lizzy ‘Lucky Charm’ Novelty 12×12

Bazzill Classic Yellow Mono Cardstock

Sweet Tooth Fairy Cake Stand
Sticky Thumb adhesive runner