Goodie Bags + We R Tools & Collections

Hello We R fans! It’s Aly here with you today sharing some projects featuring the Goodie Bag Guide and Oh Goodie Collection. When I first got my hands on this fun new tool and collection my mind was filled with ideas for combining them with other We R tools and collections. I created a set of goodie bags combining several of my We R favorites which you can see below.

Goodie Bags by Aly Dosdall

Use the 123 Punch Board to make bows, plus emboss your bags with the Evolution Advanced and Next Level Embossing Folders.

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Make banners to decorate your bags with the Banner Punch Board, and add tags or ephemera from the Crush collection–it matches the Oh Goodie ombre papers perfectly!

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Use the DIY Party Pom Pom Makers to add a fun flare to your goodie bags, and include elements from the Honey I’m Home collection since that one coordinates well too!

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Create a border or band round your bag with your Oh Goodie glassine paper scraps and the DIY Party Tag Punch. Don’t you just love those darling shaped paper clips from the Oh Goodie collection?

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Add Fringe Tape to your bags from the DIY Party Mini Piñatas. There are plenty of colors to chose from, and I love the look!

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And finally, use the Evolution Advanced to die cut windows in your bags and fill them in with acetate sheets from the Clearly Posh collection. So fun to see a peek what’s inside the goodie bag!

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I hope these ideas have helped show all the amazing possibilities when the Goodie Bag Guide and Oh Goodie collection are combined with other fabulous We R supplies. Be sure to watch  the video demonstrating how to make the window goodie bags above using the Evolution Advanced on our YouTube channel HERE!

Supplies:

Goodie Bag Guide
Oh Goodie Collection
Evolution Advanced
Next Level Embossing Folders–Dotted
Light Bulb Garland Die
Nesting Hexagon Dies
Clearly Posh 12×12 Acetate Sheets
123 Punch Board
Baker’s Twine–Red
Banner Punch Board
Crush Ephemera Bits
Honey I’m Home Ephemera Bits
DIY Party Pom Pom Makers
DIY Party Tag Punch
DIY Party Raffia
DIY Party Mini Piñata Fringe Tape–Ocean

Goodie Bag Notebook

Hello WRMK fans!  Amanda here today.  My 9 year old daughter is in the middle of a notebook hoarding phase.  She writes in them, draws in them, and tapes little mementos in them.  I thought it would be fun to make her a custom notebook full of pockets that she could fill and stuff to her heart’s delight.

Goodie Bag Notebook by Amanda Coleman for We R Memory Keepers

At first glance, this looks like a pretty regular notebook, but it is what’s inside that makes it special.  The Cinch book binding tool from WRMK makes it super easy to create notebooks in all sorts of custom shapes and sizes.

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Rather than using regular paper for the notebook pages, I made several goodie bags using the Oh Goodie! Goodie bag guide tool and papers and inserted them in the notebook as the pages.  I embellished the pages with ephemera and paper clips to make them both fun and functional.

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My daughter loves rainbows and bling so a rainbow striped cover with a gold heart and letters was just perfect for her.

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The goodie bag pocket pages can be used to hold all sorts of things, including notebook paper and pencils.  I bound the notebook with a large spiral so the notebook would have room to “grow” as my daughter stuffs it with her favorite things.

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Colored pencils fit perfectly inside of a goodie bag pocket page.  You can take your paper and pencils with you in the same notebook!

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The goodie bag pages can be used to store favorite photos, too.

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The ombre glassine goodie bag 12”x12” papers come in all colors of the rainbow.   Embellish goodie bag pages with all kinds of fun doo-dads and ephemera.

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One piece of 12”x12” Cinch book board is all you need to make the front and back cover for your goodie bag notebook.  The maximum width of a goodie bag is 5.5”, but it is easy to make them smaller, too.  Trim your covers to size depending on how tall you make the bags.

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Use the glassine goodie bag paper to cover the front and back covers of your notebook just like you would any regular scrapbook paper.  Since the back side of the glassine paper is waxy, be sure to use an adhesive that will stick to the slick surface.

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Happy March!

 

Amanda

 

Supplies:

Oh Goodie! Goodie Bag Guide Tool
Oh Goodie! Decorative Paper Clips
Oh Goodie! Glassine Paper Pack
Oh Goodie! Glassine Paper Pack Ombre
Cinch Book Binding Tool V2
Cinch Wires 1”
Cinch Book Board 12”x12” 
Clearly Posh Ephemera Bits Acetate Die Cuts

Goodie Bag Inspiration + Video

Now that we’ve introduced you to the Goodie Bag Guide and Oh Goodie Collection, we thought we’d share a brief overview video demonstrating how this easy-to-use tool works, as well as some project inspiration from our amazing in-house design team.

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This tool is truly a must-have for any crafter who enjoys DIY gifting and parties. It’s inexpensive and low-tech, so your wallet’s happy plus there’s no learning curve! Take a look at the tool in action.

With all the fun papers and embellishments in the Oh Goodie collection, the possibilities are endless! Embellish your custom size goodie bags however you’d like with stickers, vintage clothespins, shaped paper clips, and tags. Check out these samples from our in-house team.

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Aren’t those adorable? How fun for the goodie recipient or party guest, right?

Be sure to come back this week as our design team will share projects showing some unique ways to use the Goodie Bag Guide and Oh Goodie collection, plus you’ll see how you can incorporate other We R Memory Keepers tools with these products. See you then!

Alphabet Punch Board Project Inspiration + Giveaway!

Happy Monday friends, and welcome to Alphabet Punch Board Week! We know you’re just as excited as we are about this amazing new addition to the Punch Board family, so we’ve got plenty of project inspiration for you from our design team all week long.

First off, here are a few project ideas from our in-house team. Scroll down and enjoy the eye candy, then enter for a chance to win an Alphabet Punch Board for yourself!

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The Alphabet Punch Board is great for posters, school projects, science fair display boards, and school bulletin boards.

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Add letters or numbers to a card for a big impact!

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Create displays, banners, garlands or other decor pieces.

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Use the new Link Punch to link letters and other paper elements together.

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Now, on to the giveaway!

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If you’d like to be considered for our Alphabet Punch Board giveaway, please leave a comment below telling us what you would make with this awesome new punch board. Comments will remain open until Thursday, Feb 18 at midnight. We’ll announce a random winner on Friday, Feb 19th here on the blog. Good luck, and remember to check back to see if you won!

New Release | Alphabet Punch Board

We’re taking a little break from Ruler Studio Week to share something super fun today!

 

There’s been a lot of excitement and buzz about the newest member of our Punch Board family, the Alphabet Punch Board! Today we’re thrilled to share more details about this awesome new tool, plus a video demo so you can see just how easy it is to create letters for your paper craft projects using this new punch board.

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The Alphabet Punch Board creates 3×5 inch letters and numbers using various combinations of cuts and punches. Use your own choice of paper, or choose from several pre-cut 3×5 paper pads sold separately.

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Easily create any letter or number for scrapbook pages, cards, posters, garlands, bulletin boards, display boards, school projects. and more! Check out how easy it is to make letters and numbers with the new Alphabet Punch Board in this demo video.

Plus, use our new Link Punch to quickly and easily link letters (or other paper shapes) together to form garlands, banners, and decor for any occasion.

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The Alphabet Punch Board is now available to all retailers internationally, and exclusively at HSN in the U.S. until Feb 24th when it will be available to all retailers in the U.S. as well. Watch for some project inspiration from our design team, plus a giveaway here on the blog in the next few weeks!

Come back tomorrow, and the rest of the week, for more Ruler Studio inspiration!

Polka Dot DIY Teepee

Hello, Samantha here with you today. I am beyond excited to be sharing my version of the We R Memory Keepers + Crate Paper Teepees with my Polka Dot Teepee.

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First let me say, if you have littles in your life, they will LOVE this! In fact, my kids (ages 7 and 9) are sitting in it together right now, reading. There’s enough room in there for both of them, a blanket, and a couple of pillows. It’s super fun!

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The easiest way to customize this teepee and make it your own is to paint it. The teepee comes with black paint, and I picked up some bright green and aqua blue paint to add to the mix as well. The teepee also comes with 3 different stamps. I decided to go with just the circle stamp.

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Stamping with paint is a lot like stamping with ink. Just spread your tee pee out as flat as you can in a well-lit area (I used the floor in my craft room), ink up your foam stamp (in this case you’ll be inking it up with paint), and press your stamp to the fabric with firm but even pressure. I suggest placing cardboard under the layer that you will be stamping on to give you a firm foundation to stamp on and to protect the rest of your project if any of the paint seeps through.

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I started by stamping dots all over the front of the teepee randomly, and then I carried those dots around the sides of the teepee, just at the bottom. Carrying the dots along the bottom of the sides helped give a continuity of design without the business of an all over polka dot pattern.

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I used most of the included flags, felt feathers, pompoms, and tassels to decorate the top of the teepee.

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Don’t forget you have an entire inside you can decorate, too! I thought it would be so much fun to create some polka dot lights for inside the teepee.

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I used honeycomb paper from the DIY Party collection and a string of lights from the Honeycomb Light Kit to create a battery powered string of globe lights for inside the teepee. I used paper from the black, meadow, and ocean honeycomb pads to incorporate the same colors from the polka dots on the outside of the teepee. I cut the paper into sphere shapes, so it looks like there are polka dots hanging inside the teepee. It really adds some extra magic to the space!

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This teepee is such a fun space for my kids (and to be honest, I’ve spent some time in it with them, too). It’s so easy to set up and customizing it with paints and decorations makes it such a special place to read and hang out. How would you customize a teepee?

 

Supplies

Teepee Kit
DIY Party Honeycomb Lights Kit
DIY Party Honeycomb Stencils
DIY Party Small Honeycomb Pads Black
DIY Party Small Honeycomb Pads Meadow
DIY Party Small Honeycomb Pads Ocean

 

 

Pop Up Birthday Card

30 days of evolution

Hello WRMK fans, Carrie here! I hope everyone is enjoying their summer, I know mine has been filled with fun, graduation parties and birthdays! Since birthdays are always a fun celebration I decided to share with you a way to make that special handmade card you are sending just a bit more fun. I love to make my own birthday cards and with the WRMK Evolution Advanced and Birthday Cake Pop Up Template I was able to go that little step further to make my card really stand out.

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Once I gathered all of my supplies I was ready to get started. Using the Evolution Advanced and the Birthday Cake Pop Up Template and WRMK Cakes and Candles and Pebbles Cottage Living

 

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After I got all my pieces cut out I carefully assembled the cake and made my card. I suggest using a heavy double sided tape to put your cake together with since it will be folded up in the card. This way you can be assured it stays intact. For this I used Sticky Thumb Double Sided Super Sticky Red Tape .

I then attached the cake to the inside of my card…

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Using the WRMK Evolution Advanced and die templates are not only easy, they are fun to use. When you use them who knows what your imagination will come up with. We would love to see what you create using some of these tools so please feel free to share your creations with us!

Products used:

WRMK Evolution Advanced
WRMK Pop Up Dies- Birthday Cake Template
WRMK Cakes and Candles 12×12
WRMK Hip Hip Hooray Embossed Stickers
American Crafts Sticky Thumb Double Sided Super Sticky Red Tape
Pebbles Cottage Living 12×12

Lightbulb Banner

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Hi everyone, it’s Traci and I’m happy to be back on the blog to share a project using the new We R Memory Keepers light bulb garland die set.   Banners and garland are all the rage on Pinterest these days and they aren’t just for parties anymore!

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To create the banner, I used the Evolution Advanced Cutting Machine, the Lightbulb Garland Die Set and the new Clearly Posh collection.

 

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I cut the lightbulb shapes out of white card stock and the Clearly posh acetate.  The dies will create an impression in the acetate, which is then easy to cut around with a paid of scissors.

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The garland comes together super quick once all of the pieces are cut.  I added some self-adhesive sequins to the top of each lightbulb and finished the end of the banner with a few gold plastic bows.

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Thanks for stopping by today and we hope you’ll share pictures of your We R Memory projects  with us on our Facebook page!

Traci

 

Supplies:

Evolution Advanced Cutting Machine
the Lightbulb Garland Die Set
Clearly Posh Acetate paper and bows
Gold Glitter Designer Poster Board
Sequin Stickers

Photo Sleeve Fuse Project Round Up

Photo Sleeve Fuse Week continues today with some amazing inspiration we’ve collected from designers around the internet who have found clever ways to use their Fuse tool on their projects. Let’s start thing off today with this beautiful scrapbook layout that includes a confetti pocket strip by Marcy Penner for Studio Calico. See her full tutorial post on the Studio Calico blog.

We found this fun Planner Sequin Pocket Page on The Paper Treasury. The Fuse isn’t just for scrapbook layouts! Read the full post on The Paper Treasury HERE.

Brenda Smith for the Noel Mignon design team was able to use the Fuse tool to create custom size pockets to fit her memorabilia on this lovely pocket page. For more photos and details about her layout, visit the Noel Mignon blog HERE.

Stephanie Bryan from Stephanie Makes created this beautiful 6×8 custom pocket page using her Fuse tool. She created a short video tutorial showing her creative process. Watch it on her blog HERE.

And finally Nancy Damiano for Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine shows us how to create the confetti pocket title letters on her amazing layout. Catch the full tutorial on the Scrapbook and Cards Today blog HERE.

 

Are you feeling inspired? I know I am! What have you created with your Fuse tool? Be sure to share your projects on our Facebook page.

Supplies:

Photo Sleeve Fuse

Party With The Evolution Advanced!

Hey there We R fans! It’s your blog hostess Aly Dosdall here. How are you enjoying Birthday Week so far? Are you getting some helpful ideas for your next birthday celebration? I know I am!

Today I wanted to share with you how very helpful one of our most popular tools is when it comes to decorating, planning, and preparing for birthday parties. Our Evolution Advanced is your one-stop essential crafting tool for everything party related. (Minus cooking the food, of course!)

Not only can you use the Evolution to die cut embellishments for invitations and cards…

…you can use it to decorate birthday cakes and cupcakes…

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…and you can use it to add that extra special touch your party guests will always remember.

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Whether you’re making containers, banners, decorations or invitations, the Evolution Advanced opens up endless possibilities for creativity and fun. From die cutting, to embossing, to letterpress your party will be unique and special with your own handmade touch.