Turkey Place Cards

Hello, We R fans! Laura here today with some adorable turkey place cards for your Thanksgiving table. Every year we host Thanksgiving at our house for my parents, my husband’s mom and grandma, and usually some friends and other relatives. I think it can be really fun to add a little something extra to the table with Thanksgiving place cards for each person.

Turkey Place Cards by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

To make these place cards, start by trimming orange cardstock to four inches by six inches. Score and fold in half. Then, run one half through the Evolution Advanced with the gemstone embossing folder.

Evolution Advanced and Next Level Embossing Folders by We R Memory Keepers

Use the circle template to cut out circles from the gold honeycomb pad to create the turkey’s belly. Adhere the turkey to the bottom of the folded orange card.

DIY Party Honeycomb Pads and Stencils by We R Memory Keepers

Use the clear cut circle punch to cut circles out of patterned fall themed paper. Then, use the circle punch to create the “feathers” for the turkey. You do this by placing part of the circle into the punch to create a leaf shape.

Clear Cut Circle Punch by We R Memory Keepers

The clear cut punch is great for this because you can see exactly what you are punching. You can get two feathers out of each circle you punch out. Adhere the feathers to the to top of the turkey’s belly using adhesive.

Use the clear cut tag punch to trim out little flag shapes from white cardstock. I love the clear cut punch because I can use scrap paper and see exactly what I am going to be trimming.

Clear Cut Tag Punch by We R Memory Keepers

Write the name of the guest on your white flag and then adhere to the bottom right of the place card. These are adorable and would be a fun craft to make with the kids. Creative turkeys are one of my favorite ways to decorate for Thanksgiving.

Turkey Place Cards by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

This little turkey would also look adorable on a Thanksgiving card or scrapbook layout as well.

Turkey Place Cards by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies

 

Evolution Advanced

Next Level Embossing Folder

Gold Honeycomb Pad

Honeycomb Stencils

Clear Cut Circle Punch

Clear Cut Tag/Banner Punch

Pebbles Harvest Papers

Orange and White Cardstock

Halloween Photo Lights Strand

Happy Friday friends! It’s Aly here, and I hope you’ve enjoyed this week full of spooky decor ideas. Today I’ve got a fun Halloween DIY for you featuring the Photo Lights Strand.

One of the things I love about Halloween decor is playing with light and dark. It’s a unique holiday that allows you to incorporate both into your home or party decor. I couldn’t wait to create something with the Photo Light Strand for Halloween!

I started by purchasing some digital images from the American Crafts Boo collection on the AC Digitals website HERE. I dragged them and dropped them onto an 8.5 x 11 canvas in Photoshop.

Then I printed them onto the Backlit Film with my inkjet printer. You can also use a laser printer, but just be sure to print on the duller side of the film, not the smoother side.

Then I traced and cut them out using the template included with the light strand, so they would fit into the individual frames.

The light strand has ribbon loops at each end for hanging, and a battery pack that requires three AA batteries.

I love that you can customize the photos/images in the light strand to match the theme of your event or party.

This is such a fun addition to my Halloween decor, and it’s so easy to make. I love it! Thanks for joining me today, and have a crafty weekend!

Supplies:

Photo Lights Strand
Backlit Film
American Crafts Boo digital collection

Make Halloween Ghosts with the Globe Punch

Hello and welcome Trick or Treat fans!

It’s Chantalle here and I’m going to show you a super easy, spookalicious décor idea you can use for Halloween, which is right around the corner!

Halloween Ghosts with the DIY Party Globe Punch by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

The humble ghost is a quintessential hallmark at this time of year. These little fellows are created in just three easy steps! Make them in abundance and hang inside the home or suspend outdoors to float in the breeze.

Halloween Ghosts with the DIY Party Globe Punch by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers
The heads of the ghosts were created using my DIY Party Globe Punch. This clever tool allows you to create custom covers to adorn LED light strands! I’ve used the tool quite simply this time, tying off one end to create the globe shape and threading it through some muslin fabric.

DIY Party Globe Punch by We R Memory Keepers

To start, I trimmed some sheets of Core’dinations Smooth Premium Cardstock down to 4 (w) x 7.5 (l) inches. Lining the left short edge of the paper up with the alignment guide mark, I punched. One then slides the paper slightly to the left, to meet the next alignment guide. Punch again.

Now one continues to punch left to right, matching the punched shape with the shape embossed into the tool. This is so you know you are aligning the next punch correctly. Continue until you have punched the length of the paper.

Now, flip the paper and do the same for the opposite side.

DIY Party Globe Punch by We R Memory Keepers

The Globe Punch (as with all WRMK tools) comes with full instructions. Loop the top little hook shapes together to close the globe at both sides. I strung some twine around one closed side and used a marker to draw some faces on to the cardstock.

Finally, I threaded the twine through some muslin, which I cut into a very rough square shape. You can, of course, make the squares as large as you’d like to make the ghosts really floaty!

Halloween Ghosts with the DIY Party Globe Punch by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

They look cute huddled together and would even make a great mobile!

Halloween Ghosts with the DIY Party Globe Punch by Chantalle McDaniel for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks so much for joining me today. Happy Haunting!

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

DIY Party Globe Punch

Core’dinations Smooth Premium Cardstock

Other:

Muslin fabric

Twine

 

 

 

 

Halloween Witch Hats with the DIY Party Board

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here today with some fun Halloween décor. When you think of the We R Memory Keepers DIY Party Board, you probably are not thinking you can make decorations with it. But check out how easy it made creating these witch hats!

DIY Party Board Witch Hats for Halloween by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Each of these witch hats was made from the Mini Party Hat setting on the DIY Party Board.

DIY Party Board Witch Hats for Halloween by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Once again, We R Memory Keepers does an amazing job of labeling their tools! The size of paper needed to create a Mini Party Hat is listed on the board. In this case 6×6.”

DIY Party Board Witch Hats for Halloween by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

It also lists which cutting guide to use (C). And which notches to place the guide inside. I could not get any simpler. The paper will need to be cut twice. Align the guide and make your cut by sliding the blade in the grooves. Repeat for the second cut. I have found that the smaller, second cut, does need more help in holding the paper in place because the guide is covering much less of the paper. Use your other hand to keep the paper in the bottom corner when making the smallest cut.

DIY Party Board Witch Hats for Halloween by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

A sturdy adhesive will need to be used to hold the party/witch hats together. The Red Tape works really well. I placed a strip of adhesive on the edge of the front. Then a second strip of adhesive on the other edge, but on the back side of the paper. When you roll your paper together, the adhesive will help keep both sides in place.

DIY Party Board Witch Hats for Halloween by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Roll the paper together, keeping it flat on the table. By doing this your witch hat will sit flat.

DIY Party Board Witch Hats for Halloween by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Cut a strip of patterned paper to ½” by 6.” Apply this to the bottom of the witch hat, once again, holding everything flat to the table. I found that placing the adhesive strip along the bottom helped keep it in place. The paper you wrap around the bottom will not lay flat against the cone of the hat. But its ok.

Patterned paper was cut into a circle. I then glued the cone to the base of the hat with a hot glue gun.

DIY Party Board Witch Hats for Halloween by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Each of the hats was decorated with various stickers and ephemera from the Pebbles Midnight Haunting collection.

DIY Party Board Witch Hats for Halloween by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Party Board Witch Hats for Halloween by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

The mix of flat stickers and puffy stickers added fun dimension to each witch hat.

DIY Party Board Witch Hats for Halloween by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

Where will you use your handmade witch hats this Halloween?

 

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

Pebbles- Midnight Haunting Collection

American Crafts:

Halloween Pillow Boxes

Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here, and today I’m sharing a the Halloween pillow boxes I made for my kids using the Template Studio:

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

First, I chose which designer poster boards I would use – black glitter and black and white stripes. I also gathered American Crafts Bootiful Night embellishments and a piece of yellow mylar paper by Bazzill.

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Next, I followed the easy instructions for creating four of the smallest pillow boxes.

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

I added a special touch by using the new circle Clear-Cut Punch to create a “moon” on the front of the black glitter pillow boxes. It was so easy to line up the punch exactly where I wanted it.

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

I cut a square of the mylar paper and hot glued it to the back of the punched out circle. Then I assembled and glued the rest of the pillow box.

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

To embellish this All Hallows Eve box, I hot glued Bootiful Night die-cuts around my punched moon and secured flair to the front with a little bit of whispy, silver thread. Star stickers finish off the spooky scene.

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

This Happy Halloween box is embellished with a Bootiful Night cobweb, more flair and thread, and die-cuts.

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Here I created a scene by adhering a haunted house beneath the mylar moon. Some stickers and flair finished it up.

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Trick or Treat says the skull, embellished by stickers and more flair.

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

I had a lot of fun making these pillow boxes and my kids can’t wait until I fill them up with Halloween treats. Are you gifting treats this Halloween? Pull out your template studio and make some easy-fun boxes! Happy crafting!

Template Studio Halloween Pillow Boxes Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Supplies Used:

Template Studio

Large Pillow Box Template

Circle Clear-Cut Punch

Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board

Hello We R Memory Keepers fans! Soraya here to share with you some cute Halloween treats boxes! Yes, Halloween is around the corner and it’s almost time to prepare cute candy packaging for our little ones!

Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

To make these boxes you will need the amazing 123 Punch Board, some 6×6 Halloween patterned papers, cardstock, embellishments and natural twine.

Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers
Follow the instructions (you can find them in the 123 Punch Board guide book) to create the boxes from the 6×6 patterned papers. They are so easy and fast to make, you will love it!

Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers
Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Once all the boxes are folded and ready to be assembled, grab candies and sweets to fill them up! You can also add a spider or another creepy item inside them haha!

Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers
Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Now it’s time to make bows and I love making bows with the 123 Punch board! Use purple, black, orange, green and kraft cardstock strips to punch and shape the bows. Stick them on the top of each box before adding the decorations.

Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

The fun part is here: let’s decorate them with diecuts, brads, sequins and stickers! I used paper and embellishments from our sister brand, Pebbles Inc.

Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Yay! The candy boxes are now ready for the Halloween party!  Kids will love the outside and what’s on the inside, yummy and creepy, perfect for the occasion!

Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Halloween Treat Boxes with the 123 Punch Board by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

I hope you had fun joining me and I hope that you will enjoy creating cute candy boxes too ! Happy creating everyone and until next time !

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

123 Punch Board

Bazzill Cardstocks

Embellishments from Pebbles

6×6 patterned papers from Pebbles

Wall bats from Pebbles

Natural twine and sequins.

Halloween Treat Bags with the DIY Party Board

Hello everyone! It’s Eva Pizarro on the blog today sharing a quick and easy way to use your DIY Party Board to make Treat Bags for your Halloween parties.

The DIY Party Board is all you need to make your party decorations a success. With it you can make party hats, cupcake wrappers, party horns and of course treat bags.

Halloween Treat Bags with the DIY Party Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To make the treat tags cut your paper following the board instructions. I am using Pebbles’ Midnight Haunting collection.

DIY Party Board by We R Memory Keepers

Wrap the papers and secure the treat bags with your hot glue gun. Fill them with candies and close them.

Halloween Treat Bags with the DIY Party Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

To make the embellishments I used my Fringe and Score Board and made some paper rosettes.

Trim and Score Board by We R Memory Keepers

I also used my Ribbon Cutter to seal the edge of my ribbons. No more fraying, yay!

Ribbon Cutter by We R Memory Keepers

The treat bag is quite big and you can put lots of candies inside. These treat bags would be perfect to give to coworkers or maybe as favors for your Halloween party.

Halloween Treat Bags with the DIY Party Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Want another quick idea using the DIY Party Board? Make small black party hats and glue them to a circular base to create some cute witch hats!

Halloween Treat Bags with the DIY Party Board by Eva Pizarro for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for reading my post and I hope you have a fantastic day,

Eva

Supplies
DIY Party Board
Fringe and Score Board
Ribbon Cutter
Midnight Haunting collection by Pebbles inc

Halloween Treat Bags with the Goodie Bag Guide

Hello there, We R fans, Laura here today. I love making treat bags for all the holidays. Sometimes I use them for little gifts, other times I use them to package things up for the kids in my children’s classes, and sometimes they are simply for my own kids to give them a special little treat.

Halloween Treat Bags with the Goodie Bag Guide by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

The Goodie Bag Guide is the perfect tool to quickly make customized treat bags for any holiday. Today, I am sharing how to make these cute Halloween treat bags. The base of each bag is the adorable glassine Halloween paper.

One of my favorite features of the Goodie Bag Guide is you don’t need a lot of extra tools to create almost any size bag. You use the guide to trim your paper to size. Then, using the correct pieces of the guide, you trim the top and bottom of the bag.

Goodie Bag Guide by We R Memory Keepers

Lastly, use the flat edge to score and fold your bag. Assemble each bag using adhesive.

Goodie Bag Guide by We R Memory Keepers

Then, the fun part begins of embellishing the bags. For the first one, I create a flag shape using the Banner Punch Board and some white and black cardstock.

Banner Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

I wanted to make a spider to go with the web paper. I used letters and symbols from my Thickers pack to create a fun little spider to go on the white tag.

Halloween Treat Bag with the Goodie Bag Guide by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I attached everything to the front of the bag and wrapped it with baker’s twine.

Halloween Treat Bag with the Goodie Bag Guide by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

For the candy paper bag, I used purple cardstock and striped acetone paper to create a wrap around the bag. I attached a cute orange ribbon bow to the front of the wrap.

Halloween Treat Bag with the Goodie Bag Guide by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

The last bag had the cute pumpkin paper as the base for the bag. The pumpkin paper was fun on it’s own, but I wanted a little something extra. So, I cut out a flag shape from orange paper and a dotted acetate sheet. I attached them to the bag and wrapped up the whole thing with twine.

Halloween Treat Bag with the Goodie Bag Guide by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

I think the bags are so cute. They can be filled with candy, little trinkets, or even a home baked treat. The great thing about the glassine papers is that they can be used to hold food without making a mess.

Halloween Treat Bags with the Goodie Bag Guide by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

Halloween Treat Bags with the Goodie Bag Guide by Laura Silva for We R Memory Keepers

 

Supplies:

Goodie Bag Guide

Halloween Glassine Paper

Banner Punch Board

Cardstock

Baker’s Twine

Thickers

Acetate Sheets

 

Fall Party Favors

Hello friends, and thanks for stopping by today! It’s Aly Dosdall here, and I’m excited to share a fun fall project with you. Using my 123 Punch Board, I modified the traditional box it makes and created these pretty tie boxes that are the perfect favor for any fall occasion!

Fall Favor Boxes by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Fall Favor Boxes by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

First, I selected some fall inspired papers from Heart of Home collection by Jen Hadfield for Pebbles Inc.

Fall Favor Boxes by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Fall Favor Boxes by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Fall Favor Boxes by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Then I trimmed each paper to 8×8 inches with my Dial Trimmer. It’s such a handy tool with six different blade options at my fingertips!

Dial Trimmer by We R Memory Keepers

Next, I followed the instructions on the 123 Punch Board for making a 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch box, except I made a slight modification at the end of the instructions: instead of punching all the corners with the corner slitter on the board, I punched them with the corner rounder.

123 Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers

I also made a few more alterations to the regular box the 123 Punch Board makes: I cut slits in opposite flaps as shown below; I punched holes with my Crop-A-Dile on the 1/8 inch setting about 1/4 inch below the end of each corner; I added adhesive to the cut flaps on the outside of the box as shown below.

Tie Box by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

You can find more detailed instructions for making this tie box in the 123 Punch Board instruction booklet. You can also watch a short video tutorial I filmed HERE on my YouTube channel.

Once I finished assembling the box, I added a strip of washi tape as a border around the box. Tip: to ensure that the washi tape pattern can be seen over the patterned paper, add the washi tape to a strip of white paper first, then tape it around the box.

Fall Favor Boxes by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I added a dimensional sticker from the collection to the front of each box. They’re perfect for this size box, and they each have a sweet sentiment making the boxes perfect favors for any fall celebration.

Fall Favor Boxes by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

I filled each box with some of my favorite chocolates–Hershey’s Nuggets! To close the boxes, I threaded a 12 inch strand of twine through each hole following the instructions in the 123 Punch Board booklet, gently pulled it tight, and then tied it in a bow.

Fall Favor Boxes by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Fall Favor Boxes by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

What’s really great about these boxes, is you can use them as a favor for any occasion or season. Just change out the papers and colors, and you’re set for whatever you happen to be celebrating!

Fall Favor Boxes by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Thanks for joining me today. I hope you’ve found some helpful project inspiration this week. Happy fall crafting friends!

Supplies:

123 Punch Board
Dial Trimmer
Crop-A-Dile

Heart of Home 12×12 Paper Pad by Jen Hadfield for Pebbles, Inc.
Heart of Home Washi Tape by Jen Hadfield for Pebbles, Inc.
Heart of Home Dimensional Stickers by Jen Hadfield for Pebbles, Inc.

Ice Cream Banner with the Dial Trimmer

Hello We R Memory Keepers fans! Soraya here to share with you a yummy and fun tutorial using the new Dial Trimmer! Are you ready to create delicious ice cream cones? Here we go!

Ice Cream Banner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

To make this yummy banner you will need some light and dark brown cardstock, white, mint and pink 12×12 foam sheets, one yellow cardstock for the title and some twine. You will also need the Alphabet Punch Board and the Sprinkle Punch (and colorful cardstock to use with them).

Dial Trimmer by We R Memory Keepers

To make the cones, start by tracing them on a light brown cardstock using the Supreme Ruler (the most comfortable ruler ever!!). I traced several rectangles before drawing the triangles inside them. Then grab your Dial Trimmer to cut them out with the Straight blade.

Supreme Ruler by We R Memory Keepers

Dial Trimmer by We R Memory Keepers

Then, in order to create the lines that pop out from the cones I used the Deckle blade and made lots of thin borders in the dark brown cardstock before placing them on the cones, just like this:

Dial Trimmer by We R Memory Keepers

Ice Cream Banner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Let’s make the ice cream scoops! I took the 12×12 adhesive square foam sheets from Bazzill to create them. Don’t hesitate to use a good sharp pair of scissors for the cut to be easy and smooth! You will need 3 different colors: mint, pink and white. Yummy!

Ice Cream Banner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Ice Cream Banner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Ice Cream Banner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Need more yumminess with the Dial Trimmer? Of course yes!! So use the Wave blade to cut the frosting borders! And with your scissors cut the wavy melting chocolate sauce!

Dial Trimmer by We R Memory Keepers

Ice Cream Banner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Here is the fun part with the new Sprinkle Punch! Use lots of colorful papers to create a bunch of yummy sprinkles! And stick them to the top of the ice cream scoops!

Sprinkle Punch by We R Memory Keepers

Ice Cream Banner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Make the big title with the Alphabet Punch Board in a bright yellow cardstock! Did you know you could follow the instructions on the free ABC App? So cool right? Just search in the app store for “American Crafts”.

Ice Cream Banner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

And with some pink twine (or a soft yarn of your choice) and the Crop-A-Dile make the holes and attach all the cones together! And voilà! Your yummy banner is done!

Ice Cream Banner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Ice Cream Banner by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Hope you had fun joining me with this delicious banner! How cool is the Dial Trimmer? This is one fantastic tool–so versatile and clever! Have fun creating everyone and until next time!

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Dial Trimmer

Supreme Ruler

Alphabet Punch Board

Sprinkle Punch

Stitch Happy Scissors kit

Bazzill cardstocks

Bazzill adhesive foam squares