Mini Evolution Cake Topper

Hi there friends! It’s Aly here sharing some exciting news and a fun project! Next week on the 24 hour crafting day on HSN (Jan 8, 2019) our Mini Evolution is making its US debut along with some really awesome accessories and storage. I’m sharing some of the amazing bundles that will be available along with a cute project I made.

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Here’s a video tour of all the goodies available:

I used the “Love Grows Here’ Die/Emboss set with the coordinating layered stamps to create a DIY embellishment for this easy cake topper.

Mini Evolution Advanced Cake Topper by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Mini Evolution Advanced Cake Topper by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Here’s how I made the cake topper:

1. Ink one side of the first stamp layer with the lightest color ink and stamp on the precut 3×5 inch white paper using the Mini Precision Press Advanced that comes with the Mini Evolution Kit.

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2. Ink the other side of the first stamp layer with another light or medium color ink (I used lime green) and stamp. Then ink the leaf side of the second stamp layer with the green ink and stamp.

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3. Select a sentiment stamp to insert into the second stamp layer. Use the darkest color ink on the second half of the second stamp layer, and stamp with the Mini Precision Press.

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4. Place the stamped paper into the die/emboss folder, matching up the image to the dies, place the folder between the Emboss Plate and the Base Plate and run through the Mini Evolution Advanced.

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5. Fold the two smaller flowers to add dimension to your DIY embellishment.

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6. Using the Square Punch Board, punch a 3×4 inch rectangle from dark blue cardstock and a 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 inch rectangle from medium blue paper. Adhere them together.

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7. Adhere the DIY embellishment to the blue background using foam squares for the smaller flowers. Add blue flower eyelets for hanging to the top two corners using the Crop-A-Dile.

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8. Thread some Stitch Happy thread through the eyelets and tie the ends to two paper straws. Insert the straws into the top of your cake and enjoy!

Mini Evolution Advanced Cake Topper by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Mini Evolution Advanced Cake Topper by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to tune into HSN on Tuesday, Jan 8 2019 for some great deals on the Mini Evolution Advanced and Accessories!

Supplies:

Mini Evolution HSN Kit
Square Punch Board
Crop-A-Dile
Eyelets
Stitch Happy Aqua Thread

New Year’s Eve Confetti Favors

Hey there We R friends, Laura here today! I don’t know about you, but I am in disbelief the New Year will be here in just a few short weeks. I feel like I say that every year now that I am older, but time sure does seem to be flying by. Today I am sharing how to create some festive confetti party favors for your New Year’s bash!

New Year's Eve Confetti Favors by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

First off, we need to create something to hold our pretty gold and silver confetti in. I love using traditional gold and silver for my New Year’s crafts. The gorgeous gold striped acetate is perfect for creating little pockets to hold the confetti.

Use the pocket maker punch board to create the little pockets. You can cut your acetate down to 6 inches by 6 inches and then get four pockets out of each sheet. Use the punch board to cut the corners and score the pocket. Assemble using adhesive.

New Year's Eve Confetti Favors with the Pocket Punch Board by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I think New Year’s decorations and crafts always look cuter when you add the year. So, to do this, I used the mini alphabet punch board to create the “19” for 2019. I attached the numbers to the outside of the pocket using foam adhesive squares.

New Year's Eve Confetti Favors with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

And to make these little confetti shaker pockets even more festive, I used my Happy Jig to create the word “yay!” for each one. I did half out of silver wire and half out of gold wire. I attached the words to the front of the pockets using a little adhesive. You can find the pattern for this design here on Instagram.

New Year's Eve Confetti Favors with the Happy Jig by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I filled each pocket with some gold and silver confetti that will be perfect to hand out at our New Year’s Eve festivities!

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These pockets would also be perfect for filling with a little candy treat or noise maker, too!

New Year's Eve Confetti Favors by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Do you like traditional gold and silver for your New Year’s crafts, or something else?

Supplies:

Clearly Posh Acetate

Pocket Punch Board

Mini Alphabet Punch Board

Metallic Foil Gold and Silver Sheets

Gold and Silver Confetti

Happy Jig

Happy Jig Wire

New Years Eve Party Decor

Hello We R fans! Soraya here today to share a decor inspiration for the New Year Eve party! Let’s make big tassels and pop it up with hot pink letters!

New Year's Eve Party Decor by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

The Tassel Loom is the perfect tool to create tassels (small, medium or large size) in a very easy way! I made several of them using pink and black/silver yarn. The color combo is girly and festive in a same time!

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With a silver washi tape, I’ve decorated the top of each tassell. I love the bright detail it brings to them!

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For the banner, I used the Alphabet Punch Board and a hot pink cardstock. I followed the instructions in the guide book to create the “Happy New Year” banner. And for the small papers (3×5 inches) I used my Trim & Score Board to easily cut them all.

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And voilà ! All you have to do now, is to add embellishments, ribbons… sequins, silver stars… and party with your family and friends!

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I hope you had fun joining me for this inspiration. Happy creating everyone and have a wonderful end of the year!

Soraya


Supplies

Tassel Loom

Alphabet Punch Board

Cardstocks are from Bazzill.

Embellishments

Black and pink yarns

Silver washi tape

 

New Year’s Eve Party Favor with the Emoji Punch Board

Hello We R fans! Kimberly here today with a sweet (literally) party favor for your upcoming New Year’s Eve celebrations. It’s a busy time of year during the holidays, but when we host a gathering, we still want to have those handmade, extra-special touches. This project is going to check all those boxes for you! Easy, thoughtful, and fun! The We R Memory Keepers Emoji Punch Board is going to bring out the smiles in everyone!

New Years Eve Party Favors with the Emoji Punch Board by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

The time-honored tradition of kissing your love at midnight can stay alive and well (and cootie free) with these adorable kisses, with a kissy face.

New Years Eve Party Favors with the Emoji Punch Board by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Using the Emoji Punch Board and the pre-cut paper pad, I made these kissy faces quickly! The faces are almost the exact same size as the candy, so they fit perfectly on the bottom with a small amount of adhesive.

New Years Eve Party Favors with the Emoji Punch Board by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Beginning with the heart eyes, I followed the instructions on the punch board. To create the heart eyes, I placed my paper on the side labeled “eyes” on the punch board. I flipped my paper over and punched the second eye. I followed that with the mouth, and then the final punch of the circle shape. These are so cute, I may need to make more for Valentine’s Day!

New Years Eve Party Favors with the Emoji Punch Board by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To help explain to the guests what the treat is, I created a card of sorts. Using the Word Punch Board, I created paper strips saying “kiss me at midnight.” Behind the letters, I layered glitter cardstock to bring some shine to the project. I also added a couple of glitter kissy faces to the card as well. Fast and fun and sure to be memorable as well!

New Years Eve Party Favors with the Emoji Punch Board by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Who will you be “kissing” at midnight this year?

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

Holiday Place Cards with the Word Punch Board

Hello, friends! Laura here today to show you how to create some pretty place cards for your holiday table. Sometimes the simplest décor can be the prettiest. These place cards are a cinch to put together and will add a little sparkle to your place settings.

Holiday Place Cards with the Word Punch Board by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Start by trimming your cardstock. My favorite size for place cards is to make them 4 inches by 5 inches. When folded in half the front of the card is four by two and a half inches. The trim and score board makes it easy to cut and score the place cards.

Holiday Place Cards with the Word Punch Board by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

I cut out rectangles from gold sparkle paper to add to the front of the card with adhesive.

The word punch board is perfect for adding names to the place cards. I cut out the names from white textured cardstock. I trimmed a piece of patterned cardstock to go behind the cut-out letters. And then I cut a v shape at the end of each one.

Holiday Place Cards with the Word Punch Board by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

You could stop here and simply add the cut-out names to the front of the cards, but I wanted to add a little something extra.

Paper die-cuts are pretty but can sometimes use a little extra touch. I used the crop-a-dile to add a fun gold star shaped eyelet to the top of each of the ornament embellishments. I added these to the place cards using a foam adhesive square.

Holiday Place Cards with the Word Punch Board by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

These cards are not fussy; however, you could dress them up even more by adding a ribbon or additional embellishments to them. Creating a simple place card is great when you have a lot of guests you are hosting.

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The gold paper makes them festive and fun! The word punch board is one of my new favorite tools for adding names or words to my projects.

Holiday Place Cards with the Word Punch Board by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Supplies

Trim and Score Board

Cardstock

Gold Sparkle Paper

Word Punch Board

Crop A Dile

Eyelets

BoBunny Christmas in the Village Die Cuts

5 Halloween Decor Ideas

Hello, and Happy Friday We R fans! We hope you’ve enjoyed all the Halloween project inspiration from our design team this week. We thought we’d finish Halloween Week off with a roundup of 5 Halloween Decor Ideas. So sit back and enjoy the eye candy.

Halloween Banner

Grab the Banner Punch Board, the Alphabet Punch Board, your favorite Halloween collection, and make this simple banner to celebrate Halloween! You can find more photos and details HERE.

Halloween Banner with the We R Memory Keepers Banner Punch Board

Halloween Witch Hats

These adorable paper witch hats are the perfect addition to your Halloween home decor. CLICK HERE to learn how to make them with the DIY Party Board.

We R Memory Keepers DIY Party Board Witch Hats

Halloween Ghosts

We love the eerie look of these easy hanging ghosts made with the DIY Party Globe Punch and some white cheese cloth. Grab the how-to on the blog HERE.

Halloween Hanging Ghosts made with the We R Memory Keepers DIY Party Globe Punch

DIY Halloween Photo Lights Strand

Print some Halloween images on our special Photo Lights Backlit Film, trim them and insert it into the frames in the Photo Lights Strand to make this spooky garland. CLICK HERE for more photos and details on this Halloween project.

DIY Halloween Photo Lights Strand from We R Memory Keepers

Halloween Paper Boxes with Bows

Make a set of these cute Halloween paper boxes and bows with the 123 Punch Board and some Halloween patterned paper. For full instructions, CLICK HERE.

Halloween Paper Boxes and Bows featuring the We R Memory Keepers DIY Party Board

Well, that’s all for today friends. We hope these ideas have inspired you to get your Halloween Craft on this weekend. Be sure to share your Halloween paper craft projects with us on our Facebook page HERE.

Halloween Emoji Garland

Hello everyone!  It’s Eva on the blog today showing you how to create a fun and easy Halloween garland using the Emoji Punch Board.

Halloween Emoji Garland by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

In Chile we don’t usually decorate our house for Halloween. My son however is really excited about this celebration and asked me if he could put some Halloween things in his bedroom. I made him this spooky garland with some emoji monsters because I knew he was going to love it!

To create the garland start by punching some icons with your Emoji Punch Board. I used different colors from this beautiful DCWV Holiday Jewels paper stack.

We R Memory Keepers Emoji Punch Board

Next, use your Mini Alphabet Punch Board to punch a word, in my case I spelled the word “Boooo”

We R Memory Keepers Mini Alphabet Punch Board

After that, I added some details to my monsters using the scraps from the Punch Board and my Sticky Piercer. Be creative, monsters don’t have to be perfect!

Halloween Emoji Garland by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Here are all the monsters I did. Let me give you a few ideas: I created the devil’s horns with some smiles in yellow.   The one eye monster was created aligning the paper on the mouth side instead of the eyes side. The purple monster has some upside down hearts on the back of his head and to create the mummy I simply glued some stripes before punching the emoji!

Halloween Emoji Garland by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Finally, I glued all my emojis and letters to some twine with washi tape.

Halloween Emoji Garland by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

And here it is my Hallowee Garland, isn’t it cute? You can use these emojis for some many things: for your planner, as cupcake toppers and to decorate a Letterboard like I did in this post!

Thanks for joining me and have a great day!

Halloween Emoji Garland by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Eva

 

Supplies:

Emoji Punch Board
Mini Alphabet Punch Board
Sticky Piercer

 

 

 

Halloween Banner with the Circle Spin & Trim

Happy Almost-Halloween, We R friends!  This is Rebecca sharing some hauntingly-fun décor with you today!  I have to admit that Halloween usually gets lost in the mix of happenings at this time of year; we take the kids trick-or-treating, but there’s so much else going on that I don’t put out many (if any) decorations.  The other day my five-year-old daughter mentioned that she was sad we didn’t have decorations up and that prompted me to find some time to create a little something we could hang up.

Halloween Banner featuring the Circle Spin & Trim by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Looking over all of my WRMK tools, I got so many fun ideas for things to create, not the least of which was a scalloped “HAPPY HAUNTINGS” banner made with the Circle Spin & Trim, and some help from Pebbles’ Spooky Boo collection.

We R Memory Keepers Circle Spin & Trim

I started by cutting out fourteen 6” circles from the different Spooky Boo patterned papers.  It took mere minutes to do using the Spin & Trim, it’s that easy!  I cut 2 from each 12” x 12” paper so I could use a circle from each side.

Halloween Banner featuring the Circle Spin & Trim by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I then folded each circle in half.  You can use the aid of a scoring tool like the WRMK Scoreboard, if you need to.  I lay each word (‘happy’ and ‘hauntings’) out on my table and measured the length of twine I’d need for each strand.  I folded the circles over the twine and adhered them closed, creating scalloped garlands.

Halloween Banner featuring the Circle Spin & Trim by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I used the Circle Spin & Trim again to cut fourteen 2” circles out of gold glitter paper and adhered each letter of my phrase to them.  While the Thickers are already backed with adhesive, I added extra glue to ensure a firm hold since sunlight and heat from our television are both could dry out the existing adhesive.

Halloween Banner featuring the Circle Spin & Trim by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

Before committing those circles to my garland, I chose a few simple embellishments like paper stickers, puffy stickers, and a little black lace to add to each semi-circle.

Halloween Banner featuring the Circle Spin & Trim by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

As much as I’m not a fan of spiders AT ALL, the glitter wall spiders make a creepy-cute addition to some of the banner pieces.

Halloween Banner featuring the Circle Spin & Trim by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

I also couldn’t resist whipping up some ghost tassels with yarn and the Tassel Loom, which I tied onto the twine in-between circles.  The final touch was a bit of off-white sequin trim to the top of each scallop.

Halloween Banner featuring the Circle Spin & Trim by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

This was such a fun project to create and, thanks to the Circle Spin & Trim, cutting out all of those circles was so easy and fast—and uniform, which makes handmade home décor look a lot more polished.  My daughter is so excited to finally have some Halloween décor in our house!  I’m sure it won’t be the last we put up this year, either; I think more of those ghosts are calling my name…

Halloween Banner featuring the Circle Spin & Trim by Rebecca Luminarias for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies:

Circle Spin & Trim

Tassel Loom

Scoreboard

Pom Pom and Tassel Halloween Garland

Hello, We R fans! Laura here today sharing how to make this adorable yarn Halloween garland using the jumbo pom pom maker and the new tassel maker.

Pom Pom and Tassel Halloween Garland by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

For this garland we are going to make pom pom pumpkins and spiders and tassel ghosts. You will need white, orange, and black yarn, plus green and silver chenille stems.

Start by creating your pom pom pumpkins. Wrap yarn around both arms of one side of the pom pom maker. I usually do about 3ish layers of yarn. You can add more yarn to make a fuller pom pom, if you want. Close the arm wrapped with yarn, snip off the spooling yard, and repeat wrapping yarn on the opposite arm.

Jumbo Pom Pom Maker by We R Memory Keepers

Trim the pom pom in the middle of the closed arms. Small sharp detail scissors work best for this.

Jumbo Pom Pom Maker by We R Memory Keepers

Cut a piece of yarn and tie it tightly through the middle of the pom pom maker. Open both arms of the pom pom maker and pull the middle apart to get your pom pom out.

For the pumpkin, cut a green chenille stem in half. Bend one of the pieces you cut in half and tie it to the yarn piece you tied around the middle. Twist the chenille stem pieces together and create a small loop at the end. This is what we will use to attach the pumpkins to the garland.

Jumbo Pom Pom Maker by We R Memory Keepers

Repeat the same process to create two more additional pumpkins.

Pom Pom and Tassel Halloween Garland by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Next, we will create the pom pom spiders. The process for creating the pom pom is the same. Instead of adding in the green chenille stem, you will add four pieces of silver chenille stems in the piece you tie to the middle.

Pom Pom and Tassel Halloween Garland by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Bend the legs at the end to create 8 spider legs. Flip the spider over and add a length of yarn about 6 inches long to the middle strand holding the pom pom together. Tie the ends together in a knot. This is what we will use to hang the spider from the garland.

Use hot glue to add googly eyes to each spider, if desired. Create a total of three spiders.

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Last, we will create the tassel ghosts. Use the new tassel loom and white yarn. I found some sparkly white yarn that was perfect for these ghosts. Open the tassel loom and wrap your yarn around the 2” side.

We R Memory Keepers Tassel Loom

Tie a 6” piece of yarn around the middle of the yarn. This will create the loop to hang the tassel.

We R Memory Keepers Tassel Loom

Fold the tassel loom in half. Wrap a 12” piece of yarn about 1 inch from the top of the looped yarn. Close the loop by tucking the end into the head of the tassel.

We R Memory Keepers Tassel Loom

Slide your scissors through the grooves in the bottom of the loom and cut the looped yarn. Remove the metal rod at the top of the tassel maker to slide the tassel off the loom. Trim the ends to make them all even.

We R Memory Keepers Tassel Loom

Add ghost eyes to the tassel by tying a knot with the black yarn around a strand of white yarn. Trim the ends. I like how it almost looks like the little ghost has eye lashes! Repeat on another strand of white yarn a few strands over to create a second eye.

Pom Pom and Tassel Halloween Garland by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Create two more ghosts for the garland.

Pom Pom and Tassel Halloween Garland by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

To make the garland more interesting and cohesive, I took all three colors of yarn and loosely braided them together. I threaded each of the pumpkins, spiders, and ghosts onto the braided yarn strand. I think these little critters would be adorable tied to a Halloween present, as well!

Pom Pom and Tassel Halloween Garland by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Now my Halloween garland is ready to be hung up. I love how cute it turned out. The jumbo pom pom maker and tassel loom made this project so easy to do!

Pom Pom and Tassel Halloween Garland by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies

Black, White, and Orange Yarn

Silver and Green Chenille Stems

Tassel Loom

Jumbo Pom Pom Maker

Detail Scissors

Googly Eye Halloween Party Favors with the Circle Spin & Trim

Hello and Happy Friday crafty friends! It’s Aly with you today closing off our Halloween Treat Container Week with a fun and easy idea for making Googly Eye Treat Pockets with the Circle Spin & Trim and the Journal Guide.

Googly Eye Party Favors with the Circle Spin and Trim by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

These DIY Halloween Party Favors are perfect for handing out to trick or treaters, for a class party, or for teachers, friends, and neighbors.

Googly Eye Party with the Circle Spin and Trim by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

You can even include them as part of a Googly Eye Halloween Party! Googly eyes are easy to find in crafts stores, but why not make your own? They’re cheaper that way, and you can totally customize them to fit your project.

Googly Eye Party with the Circle Spin and Trim by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

To make these Halloween Party Favors, start by trimming black solid or semi-patterned paper to 4×6 inches. I used plain black Bazzill Cardstock and some black and white papers from the DCWV Okey Dokey 12×12 Stack. Then follow the Journal Guide instructions to make a photo pocket. Tip: be sure to use strong adhesive to hold your pocket securely together.

We R Memory Keepers Journal Guide

Next, cut several 1-2 inch circles using the Circle Spin & Trim from solid white cardstock. If you’re throwing a Googly Eye Party, cut some larger white circle for bigger eyes.

We R Memory Keepers Circle Spin and Trim

Type up a “punny” sentiment or quote on lavendar cardstock with the Typecast Typewriter, and punch them out with the Clear Cut Tag Punch. Punch a hole in the end for tying.

We R Memory Keepers Typecast and Clear Cut Circle Punch

To make your Googly Eyes, add black enamel dots or small paper circles to the center of the white circles. Vary the placement of the black circles to make the eyes appear to be looking different directions.

Googly Eye Party Favors with the Circle Spin and Trim by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Tie the tag around the top of the treat pockets with black twine. You can add a little adhesive to hold them in place if you’d like.

Googly Eye Party Favors with the Circle Spin and Trim by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Googly Eye Party Favors with the Circle Spin and Trim by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Once your treat pockets are ready, slide in a small individually wrapped piece of candy or chocolate, and watch your recipients smile when you hand them out!

Googly Eye Party Favors with the Circle Spin and Trim by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Googly Eye Party Favors with the Circle Spin and Trim by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Googly Eye Party Favors with the Circle Spin and Trim by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a happy and crafty weekend, and we’ll see you back here next week.

Supplies:

Circle Spin & Trim
Journal Guide
Clear Cut Tag Punch
Typecast Typewriter
Trim and Score Board
DCWV Okey Dokey 12×12 Stack