Gifting Tools Roundup

We’re heading into gifting season, so we thought it might be helpful to share our new releases for making custom gift wrap that really stands out from the crowd.

Gift Wrap Trimmer

The Gift Wrap Trimmer quickly and easily cuts paper up to 32 inches wide leaving a perfectly straight edge every time. No more uneven edges cut with scissors!

We R Memory Keepers Gift Wrap Trimmer

It’s also great for cutting poster board, butcher paper, parchment paper, and other large scale papers. It’ll come in handy for holiday baking and decorating too!

We R Memory Keepers Gift Wrap Trimmer

Bow Loom

Bow making just got easier! The new Bow Loom makes perfect bows from 1″ up to 10″.

We R Memory Keelers Bow Loom

Make bows with single or multiple loops, and add custom tails to your bows in no time. It’s perfect for ribbon, twine, yarn, and more.

We R Memory Keepers Gifting Tools

Tassel Loom

Make your gift a one-of-a-kind with handmade tassels! Use yarn, floss, twine, ribbon, and more.

We R Memory Keepers Tassel Loom

DIY Gift Wrap by Soraya Maes for We R Memory Keepers

Jumbo Pom Pom Maker

Who wouldn’t love to get a gift topped with a big warm and fuzzy pom pom? You’re sure to get a smile from your gift recipient.

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We R Memory Keepers Jumbo Pom Pom Maker

Head into the gifting season with confidence and creativity! We’ve got the tools to up your gifting game and bring a personalized touch to the holidays this year.

Supplies:

Gift Wrap Trimmer
Bow Loom
Tassel Loom
Jumbo Pom Pom Maker

Aly’s Top 3 Favorite We R Craft Tools

Hello, and Happy Friday We R friends! It’s my turn to share my Top 3 Favorite Tools with you and I’m so excited. Honestly, it was really hard to narrow it down to just three because I’m in love with so many We R tools! But, I gave it some thought and here they are!

Happy Jig

I can’t tell you how much I’ve loved creating with this fun new tool! It has so many different applications, and is such a versatile tool. I feel like I can add a Happy Jig creation to almost ANY project I create.

DIY Mermaid Party Decor by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

Wire Wedding Cake Topper by Aly Dosdall for We R Memory Keepers

DIY Party Board

I’m a sucker for some custom party decor, so I find myself reaching for the DIY Party Board on a regular basis. It never ceases to amaze me how versatile this fun tool is, and I love finding unique ways to create with it.

Unicorn Cupcake Wraps by Aly Dosdall featuring the We R Memory Keepers DIY Party BoardWe R Memory Keepers DIY Party Board

Precision Press Advanced

As a crafter, stamping and I have a love-hate relationship. I hate the effort and patience that it takes, but I love the results. When the Precision Press Advanced was released my relationship with stamping completely changed! I can totally stamp with confidence and ease now, and that is something worth celebrating for sure.

Fall Gift Tags by Aly Dosdall for Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine featuring the We R Memory Keepers Precision Press AdvancedWe R Memory Keepers Precision Press Advanced

Thanks for stopping by friends! I’d love to know what your favorite We R tools are! Tell me in the comments below. Have a great weekend!

Supplies:
Happy Jig
DIY Party Board
Precision Press Advanced

My Top 3 Favorite Craft Tools by Soraya

Hi everybody ! Soraya here today to share 3 of my favorite We R Memory Keepers tools : the Happy Jig, the 1-2-3 Punch Board and the Hole Reinforcer Punch ! Let’s start with the Happy Jig.

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How amazing is this tool that allows you to create any word you want ?! I just love how versatile it is since you can decorate any project thanks to its colorful wires. It’s very delightful to create with the Happy Jig, above all for my planner spreads and layouts. You can easily add more dimension and texture not to mention the multitude of shapes that you can make.

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The 1-2-3 Punch Board is forever my favorite ! I’m a real lover for everything boxes ! Any occasion can be celebrated with party favor boxes or treat bags. Last year I made a hundred of mini boxes for my nephew baptism it was awesome to make them with this amazing Punch Board ! Halloween treats are also my favorite boxes to do (and the bows are so gorgeous too!).

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The Hole Reinforcer Punch helps you to save your teared papers but it also allows you to create with so much fun ! As an embellishment, as a sparkling planner garland or as a cute paperclip, this small tool can make big things !

What about you ? What are your favorite tools by We R Memory Keepers ? Happy creating everyone and until next time !

Soraya.

 

Supplies :

Hole Reinforcer Punch

Happy Jig

1-2-3 Punch Board

Enza’s Top 3 Favorite Tools

Hello, We R fans. Enza here, and today I’m sharing three of my favorite tools. Let me start by saying it is impossible not to love every single one of them, as they are all useful, fun and easy to work with. Anything that can help me speed up the process while still giving me amazing results is a winner in my book. Plus, I’m often inspired by the variety and versatility of We R Memory Keepers tools.

The first tool I can’t live without is the 123 Punch Board. One of my passions is gift wrapping and pretty packaging, and lately I have discovered a love for card making, so this tool is perfect to create a variety of projects. You can make different type of boxes, bows, envelopes, envelope liners, and even file folder cards. I think every crafter needs this in their stash. All the instructions are already on the board, and you also get an Idea Book with step-by-step instructions that is really helpful. Super duper easy to use!

We R Memory Keepers 123 Punch Board

Here is an example of a String Tie Box I created with it:

123 Punch Board Gift Box by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

My second favorite is a tool that I use for almost every project, and another essential in my stash. The Tag Punch Board is fun and very versatile; it is perfect to create gift tags, tag mini albums, layering elements for cards and scrapbook layouts, and more. What I love the most about this tool is that you can make tags in different sizes, up to 3.5” wide, and that it punches perfectly centered holes every time. To complete the look of my tags, I also use the Hole Reinforcer Punch, but that is just a preference.

Tag Punch Board Mini Album by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

Last, but definitely not least, is the Happy Jig. Such a clever idea! You can make unique and custom embellishments for scrapbook pages, cards, even home décor. It comes with wires in different colors, and the super helpful Instruction book, with step-by-step instructions for bending wire into letters, shapes, and words. Your imagination is the limit with this tool. I also love that you can store the pegs and the wire cutters in the base of the tool for easy organization.

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Happy Jig Scrapbook Page by Enza Gudor for We R Memory Keepers

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a great day!

Enza

 

Supplies:

123 Punch Board

Tag Punch Board

Hole Reinforcer Punch

Happy Jig

Chantalle’s Top 3 Craft Tools

**This will be Chantalle’s final post as a member of our design team. We wish her the very best and have loved featuring her creative projects, tips and ideas. Next month we’ll be welcoming a new member of our team, so stay tuned!**

Hello we R Fans! The reason we all love We R Memory Keepers so much is because, in my opinion, they make THE BEST tools around!

No matter what type of projects you like to create, whether it’s card making, scrapbooking, project life-ing or sewing, they have the perfect tool for the job.

Here is a shortlist of a few of my very favourite, favourites…

TYPECAST TYPEWRITER

Typecast Typewriter by We R Memory Keepers

The Typecast opened new doors for me. I am one of those people that hate their own handwriting, and being able to create memorable, neat journaling directly on a 12×12 sheet of paper was so liberating!

I love the fact that I can just pop a bit of paper or a journaling card into the typewriter, and within seconds, have exactly the wording that I need.

Typecast Typewriter by We R Memory Keepers

The Typecast range comes with a compliment of stunning papers and accessories as well as many interchangeable ribbon spools so you can type in lots of different colours. This is a going away card that I created using my Typecast and several journaling cards from the Typecast collection.

Typecast Typewriter by We R Memory Keepers

Here you can see an example of a scrapbook page where I have typed directly onto the 12×12 paper. Paired with the Mini Alphabet Punch Board, you can create fantastic title and journaling combinations!

 Scrapbook Page by Chantalle McDaniel featuring the Typecast Typewriter by We R Memory Keepers

CIRCLE CLEAR CUT PUNCH

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Next up are the Clear Cut Punches. These babies are so amazing, you can punch anywhere on your project.

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The Circle Clear Cut Punch is probably my favourite. Such a versatile shape, I have used mine so many times to create patterns on my scrapbook pages, die cut shapes for cards and albums and even frames. Punch exactly what you want, where you want!

Mini Album by Chantalle McDaniel featuring the We R Memory Keepers Clear Cut Circle Punch

The unique Clear-cut guide and magnetic punch system takes the guesswork out of perfect punching and the Transparent guide system makes alignment easy and allows for precise punching anywhere

Here you can see some festive treat bags I created using the Circle Clear Cut Punch and another of my all-time favourite tools, my Envelope Punchboard.

Holiday Gift Bags by Chantalle McDaniel featuring the We R Memory Keepers Clear Cut Circle Punch 

Another thing I love about the Clear Cut Punches are that they create die cut shapes, which you can then use as ephemera on new projects.

Holiday Gift Bags by Chantalle McDaniel featuring the We R Memory Keepers Clear Cut Circle Punch

HAPPY JIG

No doubt, there were plenty of people doing the happy dance when the Happy Jig was announced, including me!

This easy-to-use jig makes wire working a breeze, by allowing you to wrap wire around the pegs to create fun embellisments for your projects.

There are over 100 design templates available in the instruction book and on Instagram. Be sure to give @werhappyjig a follow to find lots of inspiration, instructions and how-tos!

Happy Jig by We R Memory Keepers

Each 100-piece kit includes colored wire, pegs, and wire cutters and includes a built-in storage compartment for supplies.
Additional wire colors are sold individually and in packs.
The easy-to-follow instruction book includes step-by-step instructions for bending wire into letters, shapes, and words.

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This ‘hello’ title was a fun addition to a card I made. The flower shapes were cut out using my Evolution Advanced with my Magnetic Mat.

 Handmade Card by Chantalle McDaniels featuring the Happy Jig by We R Memory KeepersI love the dimension the wire embellishment adds and its so satisfying to tell people, “I made that!”

Handmade Card by Chantalle McDaniels featuring the Happy Jig by We R Memory Keepers

May you enjoy many happy hours crafting with your favourite WeR tools!

Chantalle

 

Materials Used:

Circle Clear Cut Punch

Typecast Typewriter

Happy Jig

Your Favorite We R Tools!

Hello and welcome back friends! This week we’re sharing our Top 3 Tools and what we love about them. We thought it would be fun to start the week off by sharing your Top 3 Favorite We R Tools–three of our best sellers!

Crop-A-Dile

For years the Crop-A-Dile has been a favorite among crafters of all kinds. It’s a versatile and powerful tool that punches holes in two sizes (1/8 and 3/16) and sets multiple sizes of eyelets, snaps, and other metal embellishments. The Crop-A-Dile punches through paper, chipboard, cork board, tin, aluminum, acrylic, leather, MDF, wood, and more.

Crop-A-DIle layout by We R Memory Keepers

The Cinch

Making your own notebooks, planners, journals, calendars, and mini books is a cinch with The Cinch book binding tool! This has been a staple in thousands of crafts room for many years. Choose from multiple binding wire colors or spiral binding as well.

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Punch Boards

We R Memory Keepers has become well known for making Punch Boards. These innovative tools are exclusive to our brand, and are a favorite of crafters worldwide. If you like to make your own party decor, home decor, or gift wrap then these are the tools for you!

We R Memory Keepers Punch Board Projects

Thanks for stopping by, and for your enthusiasm and support of our crafting tools. Be sure to check back each day this week to see which tools are our design team’s favorites. Will your favorites be on their Top 3 lists?

Supplies:
Crop-A-Dile
The Cinch
Punch Boards

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.

Goodie Bag Notebook 2

 

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.

WR_Link Punch Alphabet Garland

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!